Balancing Liberty and Security: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Examining the erosion of people's democratic rights and the potential catastrophic dangers of neglecting civil liberties, this book explores the endemic danger of the enlarged power of the state and the central role of Government in undermining personal freedoms through the use of state force in the name of the protection of security.

Book contents:

  1. Liberty versus Security

  2. Historical and Contemporary Deviations from Essential Civil Liberties

  3. The Context of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998

  4. Article 3 and Torture

  5. Article 5 and Detention without Trial

  6. Article 6 and Extraordinary Rendition

  7. Securing Rights — But Which?