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Human rights against anti-terrorist laws
In this essay I will try to answer the question: Are human rights in the UK in jeopardy because of the nation’s increasing anti-terrorist laws? I will focus on the UK, how anti-terrorist laws have been implemented and how they have been used in the UK after the events of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
I chose the UK because of its long tradition of anti-terrorist laws since their dealings with the IRA in the last few decades of the last century. I wanted to take a look at different countries and how they handle the situation, but because of the scale of that research I chose to focus on the UK. I’m not going into details about the anti-terrorist laws before 9/11, but mainly focus on what has happened after 9/11.
In the first chapter I will review the history of human rights laws from 1946.
The second chapter is a closer look at the definition of the term “human rights”, what does it mean?
To better answer the question Are the human rights laws in jeopardy because of the increasing anti-terrorist laws? I will explain in more detail what terrorism is in the third chapter. I will look at the history of anti-terrorist laws from 1946 and onward, their development, the definition of “terrorism” from the formal point of view and how that definition has developed.
In the fourth chapter I will concentrate on the UK and how they implement both the anti-terrorist laws and the human rights laws.
In the fifth chapter I will try to put together the outcome of my findings, and answer the question: Are human rights in the UK in jeopardy because of the nation’s increasing anti-terrorist laws?