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Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the 'War on Terror'

Daniel Moeckli


In the post-September 11th era, liberal democracies face the question of whether, and if so to what extent, they should change the relationship between liberty and security. This book explores how three major liberal democratic states — the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany — have approached this challenge by analysing the human rights impacts of their anti-terrorism laws and practices. The analysis reveals that the most far-reaching restrictions of liberty have been imposed on minorities, foreign nationals, and certain ‘racial’, ethnic, and religious groups. This disparate treatm ... More

Keywords: human rights, terrorism, war on terrorism, discrimination, equality before the law, minorities, United Kingdom, USA, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239801
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Moeckli, author
Lecturer in the School of Law and Fellow of the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham