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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part III Counter-terrorism In Practice, 23 Anti-Terrorism Laws, Terrorist Profiling, and the Right to Non-Discrimination

Daniel Moeckli

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Armed conflict, international — Right to non-discrimination — Equality before the law — European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
As the chapters throughout this book demonstrate, an impressive body of international norms, institutions, and procedures specifically designed to deal with terrorism has developed in recent years. Based on the premise that contemporary international terrorism is an exceptional phenomenon that cannot be adequately addressed with general legal principles and rules, the emergence of this ‘special regime’ of anti-terrorism law may be understood to be part of a wider trend towards the fragmentation of international law. 1 The impetus for the creation of this ‘special...
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