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The Human Rights of Anti-terrorism

The Human Rights of Anti-terrorism

Edited by Nicole LaViolette and Craig Forcese


The Human Rights of Anti-terrorism contains timely explorations of some of the most important issues facing the international community today. The book is a collection of papers by internationally-recognised scholars and thinkers from across Canada and around the world to a June 2006 colloquium on Human Rights and Anti-terrorism held in Ottawa. The colloquium grappled with the interrelationship between anti-terrorism, human rights, and international humanitarian law.

The Ottawa Principles on Anti-terrorism and Human Rights, which grew out of deliberations at the colloquium, are included here along with ten chapters which are not only supplement and explain the foundations of the Ottawa Principles, but also provide readers with substantive critiques of topics related to human rights and anti-terrorism more generally.


Nicole LaViolette & Craig Forcese

Part 1 The Ottawa principles on anti-terrorism and human rights

The Ottawa principles on anti-terrorism and human rights/ Les principes d'Ottawa relatifs a la lutte au terrorisme et aux droits de l'homme

Part 2 Commentary: debating the scope, content, and implementation of the ottawa principles

Defining terrorism: the need for a restrained definition
Kent Roach
Defining terrorism: why and how
Cathleen Powell
De-militarising counter-terrorism: anti-terrorism, human rights, and the use of force
Craig Forcese
Guarding individual rights in cases involving national security
Lorne Waldon
Consular and diplomatic protection in an age of terrorism: filling the gaps
Gar Pardy
Principled secrets in an age of terror: international obligations and the canadian experience with the principle of presumed access
David M Paciocco
Casting a light into the shadows: why security intelligence requires democratic control, oversight and review
Andrea Wright

Part 3 Beyond the Ottawa principles: issues for future iterations

Beyond the ottawa principles: Social and institutional strategies and counter-terrorism
Victor V Ramraj
Development policy-the new anti-terrorism policy?
Graham Mayeda
Civil remedies for terrorism and state immunity
Francois Larocque

Published 31 July 2008
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552211533
Australian RRP $85.00
International Price $80.00
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