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 Adrian Hunt’s research pertaining to the expansion of criminal liability perpetuated by counter terrorist law as well as special procedures justified by it. Natasa Mavronicola is 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)