5th December 2005
TALK ON CIVIL LIBERTIES VERSUS HUMAN RIGHTS
protection of civil liberties in the wake of the Government’s controversial
Terrorism Bill will be examined in a talk at the
In his paper entitled ‘Police Powers and Human Rights in the Context of Terrorism’ Richard Stone, Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Law at the university, will look at the modifications of police powers in the context of terrorist threats and the measures which are needed to safeguard human rights.
focus of his comments is on the law of the
The paper considers how terrorism is defined and the responses to Irish terrorism and international terrorism.
The effects of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 are evaluated, and the difficult balance to be struck between ‘security’ and ‘liberty’ is analysed.
previous positions Professor Stone was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the
University of Leicester, Dean of Nottingham Law School,
He has been teaching and writing about issues of civil liberties and human rights for over 30 years.
His recent publications include ‘The Law of Entry, Search, and Seizure’ and ‘Textbook on Civil Liberties and Human Rights’.
The talk which is part of the Jean Monnet Research Seminar series will be held in the Cargill Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 5th December at 3pm. Refreshments will be served in the main atrium building from 2.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
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