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29 Apr 2010

EU Counter-Terrorism Action: A fault line between law and politics?

Elspeth Guild

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Where is the fault line between law and politics in anti-terrorism measures? Clearly it is at the junction with individual rights. This paper examines the problem from the perspective of how the individual becomes visible as a rights holder and where. At stake is the organising principle of international relations and international law.
Elspeth Guild is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Jean Monnet ad personam Professor at Radboud University, Nijmegen. This paper was first presented at the International Studies Association Conference in New Orleans, 17-20 February 2010.