Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Eran Shor, Daniel Sailofsky
    Pages 1-9
  3. National and International Counter-Terrorism Legislation, Declarations, and Institutions

  4. Controversial Counter-Terrorism Initiatives and Their Human Rights Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Jeffrey Davis, Morgan L. Nelson
      Pages 179-201
    3. J. Jeremy Wisnewski
      Pages 245-258
  5. Case Studies of National Counter-Terrorism Policies and Their Challenge to Human Rights and Civil Liberties

  6. The Power of Human Rights Principles to Limit Abuses in Counter-Terrorism Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Steven Tauber, Christopher P. Banks
      Pages 451-471
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 517-522

About this book


This book provides theoretical and practical guidance to those interested in understanding the dilemmas found at the heart of counter-terror decision-making. It addresses fundamental questions such as: should terror organizations be engaged in the human rights discussion? How can we counter extremist ideology? What is the role social media plays in terrorism?
The book compares the practices of different countries to determine if a cohesive approach to counter-terrorism can be achieved. It not only analyses different aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism (ideology, recruitment, financing, education, support etc) but also explores the roles of the relevant players (courts, security forces, the press, public opinion, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations etc) and their influence on the measures taken to fight terrorism on the one hand, and safeguarding basic human rights on the other.


terrorism counter-terrorism human rights international law laws of war comparative law extremist ideology United Nations Commission on Human Rights war on terror torture civil liberties

Editors and affiliations

  • Eran Shor
    • 1
  • Stephen Hoadley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4180-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4181-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8841
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-885X
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