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Anti- and Counter-terrorism and human rights in Europe: 5 snapshots of current controversies

20 September 2018

Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Kingsley Napley LLP, Kinghts Quarter, 14 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4AJ

The QMUL Criminal Justice Centre and Kingsley Napley LLP are co-shosting a launch for the Anti- and Counter-terrorism and human rights in Europe: 5 snapshots of current controversies. The publications examines:

  1. State struggles against terrorism and the implications for human rights 2-Combating terrorism: in search of a definition
  2. Combating terrorismL in search of a definition
  3. Anti-& Counter-terrorism,migration and racism in Europe: a continuum of in security and politics of fear
  4. After Paris,13 November 2015- a dance between France and the EU
  5. Democratic oversight of intelligence services of Europe:avoiding human rights violations before they happen


17:30-18:00 Registration

18:00 Chair’s welcome:

  • Nicolas Rollason, Partner and Head of Immigration (Kingsley Napley LLP)

18:05 Commentary and presentations

  • Commentary: Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas (QMUL School of Law)
  • Professor Jef Huysmans (QMUL School of Politics and International Relations)
  • Response: Professor Elspeth Guild (QMUL Svhool of Law)
  • Professor Didier Bigo (King’s College London/Sciences-Po Paris)

19:30:20:30 Networking drinks

How to book

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