LLB Counter Terrorism Law

Students studying a textbookModule leader: Dr Adrian Hunt

Module description:

This module explores certain key substantive and methodological issues associated with counter-terrorism law and practice. In so doing the module draws upon legal concepts from fields including: Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and International Law. The issues are explored both at the international (including EU and EC) and domestic law level. As regards the latter particular attention is paid to the relevant British law. Since this is a dynamic and evolving field of law, the topic areas covered may change from year to year depending on developments in international and domestic counter-terrorism law and practice. However topics typically addressed in the module will include all or most of the following:

  • Legal definitions of terrorism
  • Terrorism as an ‘International Crime’
  • Various key international initiatives in countering terrorism
  • Human rights and counter-terrorism
  • Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law
  • Arrest and detention of terrorist suspects
  • Special counter-terrorist investigative powers
  • Proscription of terrorist organisations
  • Defining counter-terrorist offences
  • Use of lethal force as a response to terrorism.



The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.