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The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and the Decade of Exceptionalism

Luke Rostill 12th February 2013

Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, spoke at the Wadham Human Rights Forum on Thursday February 7th 2013. One question lay at the heart of his talk, namely, ‘what is a terrorist organisation?’ This post summarises what Ben Emmerson QC said about the importance of this question: about why it is […]

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Justice and Security Bill: Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Hayley Hooper 15th November 2012

  This week the Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Report on the UK Justice and Security Bill. Hayley Hooper provides an overview of the Bill and the Report’s conclusions. Jeremy Bentham wrote that ‘publicity is the soul of justice’. Currently, the British government are of the view that where national security is at […]

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