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Critical Debates on Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review


Fergal F. Davis, Fiona de Londras, Jens Elo Rytter, David Jenkins, Jules Lobel, Mark Tushnet, Jessie Blackbourn, Kent Roach, Roger Masterman, Cora Chan, Gavin Phillipson, Cian C. Murphy, Helen Fenwick, Helen Duffy
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  • Date Published: October 2016
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107662964

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  • Is judicial review an effective and appropriate way to regulate counter-terrorism measures? Some argue that the judiciary is ill-equipped to examine such measures, for instance because they lack the expertise of the institutions which bring them about under exigent conditions. Others claim that subjecting counter-terrorism measures to judicial review is crucial for maintaining a jurisdiction's principles of constitutionalism. This volume brings together voices from all sides of the debate from a broad range of jurisdictions, from North America, Europe and Australasia. It does not attempt to 'resolve' the argument but rather to explore it in all its dimensions. The debates are essentially concerned with fundamental questions of organising and making accountable the exercise of power in a particularly challenging environment. The book is necessary reading for all those concerned with counter-terrorism, but also with broader public law, constitutional law and administrative law principles.

    • The first book to focus on counter-terrorism measures as they pertain to judicial review
    • Looks beyond the usual jurisdictions and also draws upon the experiences of Australia, Canada, Denmark and Hong Kong
    • Includes contributions from leading scholars in the debate
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107662964
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 150 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction. Counter-terrorism judicial review: beyond dichotomies Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras
    Part I. Judging Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review:
    1. Counter-terrorism judicial review as regulatory constitutionalism Fiona de Londras
    2. Counter-terrorism judicial review by a traditionally weak judiciary Jens Elo Rytter
    3. When good cases go bad: unintended consequences of rights-friendly judgments David Jenkins
    4. The rhetoric and reality of judicial review of counter-terrorism actions: the United States experience Jules Lobel
    Part II. Beyond Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review:
    5. Emergency law as administrative law Mark Tushnet
    6. The politics of counter-terrorism judicial review: creating effective parliamentary scrutiny Fergal F. Davis
    7. Independent reviewers as alternative: an empirical study from Australia and the United Kingdom Jessie Blackbourn
    8. Public inquiries as an attempt to fill accountability gaps left by judicial and legislative review Kent Roach
    Part III. Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review in the Political Constitution:
    9. Rebalancing the unbalanced constitution: juridification and national security in the United Kingdom Roger Masterman
    10. Business as usual: deference in counter-terrorism rights review Cora Chan
    11. Deference and dialogue in the real-world counter-terrorism context Gavin Phillipson
    Part IV. Internationalised Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review:
    12. Counter-terrorism law and judicial review: the challenge for the Court of Justice of the European Union Cian C. Murphy
    13. Post 9/11 UK counter-terrorism cases in the European Court of Human Rights: a 'dialogic' approach to rights' protection or appeasement of national authorities? Helen Fenwick
    14. Accountability for counter-terrorism: challenges and potential in the role of the courts Helen Duffy

  • Editors

    Fergal F. Davis, King's College London
    Fergal F. Davis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

    Fiona de Londras, University of Durham
    Fiona de Londras is a Professor of Law at the University of Durham where she is also Co-Director of Durham Human Rights Centre.


    Fergal F. Davis, Fiona de Londras, Jens Elo Rytter, David Jenkins, Jules Lobel, Mark Tushnet, Jessie Blackbourn, Kent Roach, Roger Masterman, Cora Chan, Gavin Phillipson, Cian C. Murphy, Helen Fenwick, Helen Duffy

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