Are terrorism laws here to stay?

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

STC.S219, St Clements


Conor Gearty

Conor Gearty

Join Professor Conor Gearty for an interdisciplinary seminar and discussion about the rise of terrorism laws, including their colonial roots and wide-ranging impacts on contemporary society and a growing climate of authoritarianism.

The discussion will draw on research from Conor's forthcoming book: Homeland Insecurity: The Rise and Rise of Global Anti-Terrorism Law (to be published by Polity Press 29 May 2024). 

There will be tea, coffee and sandwiches. 

Meet the speaker: 

Conor Gearty (@conorgearty) is Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE Law School. He was Director of LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights (2002-2009). In 2012 he became Director of LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs and in this capacity was responsible for a crowd-sourced UK Constitution, drafted in 2015. He has published widely on terrorism, civil liberties and human rights. Conor is also a barrister and was a founder member of Matrix chambers from where he continues to practise. 


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