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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18872

Title: Limiting Democracy for the Sake of Itself: Fighting Extremism with Extreme Measures
Authors: Saunders, Lucy
Advisor: Roach, Kent
Department: Law
Keywords: anti-terrorism law
comparative law
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2010
Abstract: In response to terrorism as one of the major challenges of our time, developments in anti-terrorism law have led to laws that infringe on democratic rights. The author addresses two key questions in relation to such legislation, namely how the development of such laws is influenced by rights instruments, and whether such laws can be justified as a proportionate response to the terrorist threat. The examination focuses on the key rights of expression and association. It takes place within a comparative jurisprudence structure, considering the treatment of these rights in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA. The assessment is undertaken in the context of the definition of terrorism and in particular reflects on the thought/act distinction, and whether the motive element of the definition leads to a normative response that is justified or is particularly severe to these democratic rights.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18872
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