Anti-Terrorism Law (LAWS6856)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit aims to introduce you to the diverse range of anti-terrorism laws and policies which have developed at the international, regional and domestic levels, and which proliferated after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. Laws will be evaluated in the light of their profound and complex political, ideological and ethical implications for political order, legal systems, human rights, and international relations. In essence, the study of terrorism (and the law's response to it) is the study of the timeless philosophical question of when political violence is justified, against whom, and for what purposes - whether it is 'freedom fighters', or 'State terrorism', that is at issue.

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Classes

Aug 1, 2 & 8, 9 (9-5)

Assessment

6000wd essay (70%), take-home exam (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prohibitions

LAWS6150, CISS6011

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