This book provides theoretical and practical guidance to those interested in understanding the dilemmas found at the heart of counter-terror decision-making. It addresses fundamental questions such as: should terror organizations be engaged in the human rights discussion? How can we counter extremist ideology? What is the role social media plays in terrorism?
The book compares the practices of different countries to determine if a cohesive approach to counter-terrorism can be achieved. It not only analyses different aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism (ideology, recruitment, financing, education, support etc) but also explores the roles of the relevant players (courts, security forces, the press, public opinion, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations etc) and their influence on the measures taken to fight terrorism on the one hand, and safeguarding basic human rights on the other.
About the Author
Stephen Hoadley teaches international security policies and human rights at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations. In the 1990s he served on the Ministerial Advisory Committee for the Intelligence and Security Agencies Amendment Act. In 2000 he inaugurated a masters degree programme in International Relations and Human Rights which included a module on human rights issues arising from counter-terrorism policies in the US, Europe, and New Zealand. Subsequently he conducted a comparative research project on counter-terrorism policies in the United States and Europe and trans-Atlantic security cooperation. Assuming the role of Series Editor of the International Human Rights handbooks for Springer Nature in 2014 he drafted the format for the current volume on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism and made preliminary contacts with prospective chapter contributors. Stephen Hoadley is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and a former US Navy intelligence officer. He has taught international security relations also at Washington University at St Louis, USA, Kobe Gakuin University, Japan, and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Issues and Overview of Terrorism and Human Rights.- Chapter 2: The Nature and Statistics of Terrorism and its Violations of Citizens’ and Victims’ Human Rights.- Chapter 3: Human Rights Retained by Alleged Terrorists.- Chapter 4: Counter-Terrorism Resolutions and Listing of Terrorists and Their Organizations by the United Nations.- Chapter 5: Declarations by the UN Commissioner On Human Rights and Other Authorities On the Civil Liberties Limits to Counter-Terrorism Actions.- Chapter 6: Counter-Terrorism Resolutions and Initiatives by Regional Institutions.- Chapter 7: Derogation of Civil Liberties.- Chapter 8: Surveillance Versus Privacy.- Chapter 9: Detention.- Chapter 10: Torture.- Chapter 11: United States.- Chapter 12: United Kingdom.- Chapter 13: France.- Chapter 14: Germany.- Chapter 15: Russia.- Chapter 16: China.- Chapter 17: India.- Chapter 18: Israel.- Chapter 19: Saudi Arabia.- Chapter 20: US District Courts and US Supreme Court Judgements.- Chapter 21: The European Court of Human Rights.- Chapter 22: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights.- Chapter 23: The African Court on Human and People’s Rights.- Chapter 24: Human Rights NGOs.- Chapter 25: Human Rights Policy Research Institutes.- Chapter 26: Human Rights Academic Study Centres.- Chapter 27: Human Rights Blogs and Individual Champions.- Chapter 28: An Agenda for Protecting Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism Policies and Operations.