Can Human Rights Fight Back?
'Detention in the 'War on Terror' is an illuminating discussion of not only the subject of detention, but the influences and effects on international law as a whole ... the research and depth of analysis is extensive and meticulous, the writing is clear and fluid and the main argument is a principled account of the continuing story of the resilience of international law during a period of crisis.' Troy Lavers, Irish Jurist
Fiona de Londras is a lecturer at University College Dublin School of Law where she specialises in terrorism, human rights and constitutionalism.
Introduction; 1. Panic, fear and counter-terrorist law-making; 2. The right to be free from arbitrary detention; 3. Counter-terrorist detention: the executive approach; 4. Legislating for counter-terrorist detention; 5. International human rights law's resilience in the face of panic; 6. Judicial responses to counter-terrorist detention: rights-based resistance?; 7. Conclusion.