Counter-terrorism laws and human rights
Zifcak, Spencer Michael. (2012). Counter-terrorism laws and human rights. In In Gerber, Paula and Castan, Melissa (Ed.). Contemporary perspectives on human rights law in Australia pp. 417-445 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Pty Limited.
|Authors||Zifcak, Spencer Michael|
|Editors||Gerber, Paula and Castan, Melissa|
[Extract] The government moved rapidly to create a range of new terrorist offences and to outlaw organisations suspected of planning or engaging in terrorist activity. In doing so, however, it courted signiﬁcant criticism for undermining certain rights and freedoms that had previously been regarded as fundamental to Australian democracy and the rule of law. In particular, the new laws appear to detract from the presumption of innocence, abandon the privilege against self-incrimination, provide for detention without trial and prejudice the right to fair trial, as well as several other incursions upon personal liberty and due process. There is no doubt that strong new laws were necessary. The question is whether the speciﬁc laws enacted are appropriate.
|Book title||Contemporary perspectives on human rights law in Australia|
|Publisher||Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Pty Limited|
|Place of publication||Pyrmont, NSW|
|Web address (URL)||https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/acu/detail.action?docID=4985396|
|Research Group||Thomas More Law School|
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|Online||12 Oct 2012|
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