EU Counter-Terrorism Law

Pre-Emption and the Rule of Law (Expanded Edition)

By Cian C Murphy

Now available in paperback, this study of the EU response to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks demonstrates how European counter-terrorism law strengthens state powers of coercion and control and weakens the rule of law. This expanded edition includes a new Afterword that examines mass surveillance in Europe and the implications for data privacy, the increasing court scrutiny of counter-terrorist finance measures, and the policies that aim to prevent combatants from taking part in terrorism overseas. It asks where the limits of legality lie - and whether courts and parliaments can safeguard political freedom in the face of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism. *** "...expertly analyses the principal strands of the EU's response - criminalisation, measures against terrorist financing, targeted sanctions, data surveillance and European Warrants....unique in its range and its depth, this is the essential guide to EU counter-terrorism law." -- David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation *** "...a comprehensive treatise on the European Union's tightening net of legal instruments aiming to constrain terrorism....presents the law within its political and philosophical context." -- Christina Eckes, Public Law *** "...impressively ahead of its time: coming before the Snowden revelations of quite how far counter-terrorism has been prepared to go, Murphy's book both prepares us for shocks like this and suggests a way that Europe can (and should) react." -- Conor Gearty, Cambridge Law Journal [This book was the second prize winner of the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.] (Series: Modern Studies in European Law) [Subject: European Law, International Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law]

Publication Date: 10/29/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849468732

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