Terrorism & The Law: Freedom and Security in a Networked World
Terrorism & the Law: Freedom and Security in a Networked World
Seminar Series at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
School of Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JB
Speakers include David Anderson QC, Sir David Omand, GCB, Rafaello Pantucci, Clive Walker, Andrew Murray.
Presentation followed by panel and audience discussion.
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 seminars examine measures against online radicalisation, extremism, and freedom of expression; the borderless nature of the internet and international co-operation in the fight against terrorism; as well as the proportionality of investigatory measures for fighting serious crime and terrorism in the 21st century. It also covers definitional and conceptual aspects, such as how to define terrorism and extremism, and the impact of criminalisation of speech and surveillance measures on the discrimination and marginalisation of groups in society.
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.