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Human rights in the 'War on Terror'

Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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This book asks whether human rights, since the 9/11 attacks and the 'war on terror, ' are a luxury we can no longer afford, or rights that must always remain a fundamental part of democratic politics, in order to determine the boundary between individual freedom and government tyranny. This volume brings together leading international lawyers, policy-makers, scholars and activists in the field of human rights to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Human rights in the 'War on Terror'.
Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005013325
(OCoLC)60402108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wilson
ISBN: 0511132697 9780511132698 0511301081 9780511301087 9780511511288 0511511280
OCLC Number: 62416962
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 347 pages)
Contents: Order, rights and threats : terrorism and global justice / Michael Freeman --
Liberal security / Fernando Tesón --
The human rights case for the war in Iraq : a consequentialist view / Thomas Cushman --
Human rights as an ethics of power / John R. Wallach --
How not to promote democracy and human rights / Aryeh Neier --
War in Iraq : not a humanitarian intervention / Kenneth Roth --
The tension between combating terrorism and protecting civil liberties / Richard Goldstone --
Fair trials for terrorists? / Geoffrey Robertson --
Nationalizing the local : comparative notes on the recent restructuring of political space / Carol J. Greenhouse --
The impact of counter terror on the promotion and protection of human rights : a global perspective / Neil Hicks --
Human rights : a descending spiral / Richard Falk --
Eight fallacies about liberty and security / David Luban --
Our privacy, ourselves in the age of technological intrusions / Peter Galison and Martha Minow --
Are human rights universal in an age of terrorism? / Wiktor Osiatynski --
Connecting human rights, human development, and human security / Mary Robinson --
Human rights and civil society in a new age of American exceptionalism / Julie A. Mertus.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Ashby Wilson.
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