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Terrorism, Morality and Human Rights

Monday 20 January, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

The subject of terrorism has become central to the way in which we organise and see our democratic system of government. To many, the demands of national, or personal, security seem to subvert the very idea of a society based on the rule of law and respect for human rights. But is this really the case? Just as counter-terrorism law does not obliterate the need for human rights, so too do human rights not make impossible a response to international political violence.

Public law and human right's specialists Rabinder Singh QC and Professor Conor Gearty will be speaking on Terrorism, Morality and Human Rights on Monday 20 January at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Rabinder Singh QC practises at Matrix chambers, specialising in public law and human rights. He is the author of The Future of Human Rights in the UK. He was a member of the legal team instructed by Liberty in the recent case about the compatibility of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law and Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Formerly at Cambridge and King's College London, he has written extensively on terrorism, civil liberties and human rights.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE provides an independent and neutral forum for policy directed research, teaching and debate. Through its MSc courses, short courses, public lectures and seminars, it brings together scholars, practitioners, journalists and policy-makers from the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

The Centre works in partnership with organisations such as the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Alert and Interrights and many NGOs.

For more information on the Centre, visit www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights|

6 January 2003

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