Counter-terrorist law and policy has been the subject of controversy for decades in the UK also sparking a strong judicial stand in more recent years. Several of our members engage deeply in research in this area.
BLS features a wealth of human rights expertise in this area with Natasa Mavronicola currently working on torture, human dignity, and othering in the intersection between counter-terrorism and human rights. From a criminal justice based perspective, Marianne Wade’s work focuses pertains to the role of the EU as a counter-terrorism actor.
Members of this group recently contributed to the “Criminal Justice Reform in Comparative Perspective” Workshop hosted by the IJA.
In 2017 we hosted a Distinguished Visiting Fulbright Chair.
Projects currently being developed pertain to:
- Schedule 7 Powers
- The effect of police culture on the delivery of counter-terrorist policy. Within the framework of the 50th anniversary celebrations, an event will be held on this topic.
- N. Mavronicola, ‘Torture and Othering’ in Goold and Lazarus, Security and Human Rights (second edition) in press.
- N. Mavronicola, ‘Taking Life and Liberty Seriously: Reconsidering Criminal Liability under Article 2 of the ECHR’ (2017) Modern Law Review (forthcoming)