Civil Liberties

Paperback | September 13, 2007

byConor Gearty

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This book provides a fresh, clear, and stimulating approach to civil liberties by tying the law and practice of the subject firmly to democratic and political rights. The author examines the key civil liberties of our democratic age: the right to vote; the rights to life, liberty and securityof the person; the freedoms of thought, conscience, expression, association and assembly; and discusses the contemporary challenges that civil liberties face, including globalisation and the war on terror.

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This book provides a fresh, clear, and stimulating approach to civil liberties by tying the law and practice of the subject firmly to democratic and political rights. The author examines the key civil liberties of our democratic age: the right to vote; the rights to life, liberty and securityof the person; the freedoms of thought, cons...

Conor Gearty is Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE. He has published widely on terrorism, civil liberties and human rights. He is also a barrister and was a founder member of Matrix chambers from where he continues to practice. He has been a frequent adviser to judges...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.53 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199283001

ISBN - 13:9780199283002

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Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations1. Introduction2. Theoretical foundations3. Democratic freedom and national insecurityPart II: Protecting civil liberties in a democratic state4. The right to vote5. The prohibition on torture and the rights to life and security of the person6. The freedoms of thought, conscience, expression, association and assembly: the right to a political life7. Freedom of informationPart III: Contemporary challenges8. National security and civil liberties9. Civil liberties beyond the nation state: the EU10. Civil liberties in a global agePart IV: Conclusion11. Renewing civil liberties