National counter-terrorism (C-T) policies and challenges to human rights and civil liberties: Case study of United Kingdom

Fenwick, Helen and Fenwick, Daniel (2019) National counter-terrorism (C-T) policies and challenges to human rights and civil liberties: Case study of United Kingdom. In: International Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism. International Human Rights, 8 . Springer, Singapore. ISBN 9789811038945 (In Press)

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Abstract

In the UK the rise post-2005 in “home-grown” terrorism, relying to a significant extent on strikes on soft targets by “self-starters,” means that the search for effective preventive measures remains a continuing concern. Below a number of the preventive counter-terror measures adopted post-9/11, and incrementally strengthened in response to the current threat, are found to fall into three categories and represent interventions at the stages in the path toward attacks. This chapter focuses on selected examples of these preventive measures. In terms of three key stages, firstly, there is the attempt to prevent radicalization, under the “Prevent” strategy. A second strategy relies on taking certain measures to control the activities of those considered likely – on the balance of probabilities – to engage in terrorist-related activity. A third preventive strategy relies on the special terrorism offences under the Terrorism Acts 2000 and 2006, as amended, intended to allow for intervention at a very early stage in terrorist plots and in preparing or instigating terrorist acts (“precursor” offences).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counter-terrorism, Prevent strategy, Control orders/TPIMs, Human Rights Act, “Precursor” offences
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 14:10
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42923

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