Counter-terrorism

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

At the end of 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted its common position or ‘general approach’ to the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), paving the way for...
Detention Laws in Malaysia: Parliament Rejects Motion to Extend Security Powers

Detention Laws in Malaysia: Parliament Rejects Motion to Extend Security Powers

Image description: Protesters gather at a human rights rally in Malaysia. The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) has been subject to serious criticism by human rights organisations and...
Proving Discrimination in the Counter-Terrorism Context in Europe

Proving Discrimination in the Counter-Terrorism Context in Europe

Twenty years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US, the War on Terror has fundamentally reshaped politics, including in Europe. One of the ongoing impacts of the War...
The Supreme Court of India Reads Article 21 Protection into the Stringent UAPA Bail Jurisprudence

The Supreme Court of India Reads Article 21 Protection into the Stringent UAPA Bail Jurisprudence

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) is India’s primary anti-terrorism legislation. It is widely used by the government as a political tool to stifle internal dissent. To this end,...
National Security and Constitutional Rights: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

National Security and Constitutional Rights: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Law”) aims to safeguard national security by criminalising activities capable...
All Eyes on Hong Kong: China’s New Security Law and Rising Rights Concerns

All Eyes on Hong Kong: China’s New Security Law and Rising Rights Concerns

China is all set to impose a new National Security Legislation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) which will “prevent, stop and punish acts and activities endangering national...
Beghal v UK: Stop and Search at the Border Violates Article 8 ECHR

Beghal v UK: Stop and Search at the Border Violates Article 8 ECHR

Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows police officers at ports or border areas to question individuals for the purpose of determining whether they are a terrorist, as defined...
Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Following the suicide bombings by attackers with links to the Islamic State in May, the Indonesian Parliament has finally approved the long-pending revisions to the counter-terrorism law. While the determination...
(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

Universities are meant to be places where freedom of speech flourishes. The issue of free speech in universities in the UK has been recently examined by the Joint Committee on...
The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

In less than three months, the UK has suffered from four major terror attacks. As the UK is recovering after the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market, and in...
Human Rights and Counterterrorism

Human Rights and Counterterrorism

Last week Theresa May argued that human rights laws that impede effective counter-terrorism should be changed. Keir Starmer disagrees, arguing that human rights and effective counterterrorism are complementary. Who is...
Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Five days after the coup failed on 15 July 2016 in Turkey, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency from 21 July 2016 for a period of ninety days,...

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