van Ark on New Labour & the Rights of Terrorism Suspects

Rumyana van Ark (nee Grozdanova) (University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law; TMC Asser Institute) has posted Individual Terrorist Suspects as the New Folk Devil: New Labour, Rights Tokenism and Security Compulsions (Forthcoming, M. Gordon and A. Tucker (eds.), New Labour and the Rule Of Law, 2019 Hart Publications) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: On a certain May morning of 1997, a new dawn had broken over Britain. A triumphant Tony Blair was celebrating Labour’s long-awaited victory at the polls. By October of the same year, his government was already working on fulfilling their pledge to modernise British politics and deliver on its commitment for a comprehensive programme of constitutional reform. A key component of this agenda was increasing individual rights by introducing legislation to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic law. Yet, by early 2002, the United Kingdom (UK) was the only Council of Europe member state to have…

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