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Friday 26 May 2017
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Is contemporary anti-terror legislation counterproductive?

Matthew Rhodes

Abstract

Does the legislation enforced by government to combat the problems related to terrorism, in fact, include corrosive measures rendering young Muslims at risk to radicalisation? This notion is examined taking as example three pieces of counter-terror legislation; the Terrorism Act 2000, The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and the Terrorism Act 2006. The case is made that the practices and procedures contained within these acts can have over reaching and oppressive ramifications when considering individual liberty.

 

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