The Protection of Dissent in International Human Rights Law

  • Ian CramEmail author


This chapter is concerned with the treatment in international law of claims to freedom of expression and association in the context of ‘the war on terror.’ Where international law is relevant to the construction of domestic legal norms it offers the prospect of a check upon the liberty-encroaching tendencies of gov-ernments. In those constitutional settings where automatic overriding status is conferred upon it, the powerful transformative potential of international human rights law is obvious.


National Security Security Council Security Council Resolution Special Rapporteur Treaty Obligation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

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