Terrorism & the Law: Freedom and Security in a Networked World Seminar 4 -...
Part of the seminar series on Terrorism & the Law: Freedom and Security in a Networked World, organised by the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London.
The seminar series explores the subject of counter-terrorism and security from a legal perspective and in particular how security responses can be made effective to prevent attacks in the future and their compliance with human rights, in particular freedom of speech and privacy. In particular the series examines the role of social media and the internet in exacerbating the risks of radicalisation and recruitment of terrorists as well as the risks stemming from the use of online profiling for counter-terrorism purposes. The aim is to achieve a broad spectrum of legal perspectives on the issues and capture different stakeholder perspectives (privacy & human rights, law enforcement, industry), bringing together different perspectives.
The series will involve 5 seminars exploring a variety of aspects of the figure of the global jurist, with the following specific themes:
'From national to global citizenship – What are the consequences for free speech?'
'International Co-operation and Terrorism'
'Crimes Versus Regulation as Responses to Terrorism Speech'
'Do we really need bulk powers to counter terrorism?'
'The Use of Algorithms and Profiling in Counter-Terrorism'.
About the Speaker
David Anderson QC is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, where he specialises in EU, public and human rights law. He is also a Visiting Professor at King's College London and a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey.
David served from 2011 until 2017 as the UK Government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. In that capacity he reported annually to Parliament on the operation of the UK’s anti-terrorism laws. His reports A Question of Trust (2015) and Bulk Powers Review (2016) helped to inform the Bill that became the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.
Prof Julia Hörnle (QMUL)
David Anderson Q.C. (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation)
Prof Ian Walden (QMUL)
Dr Paul Bernal (University of East Anglia)