COMPARATIVE COUNTER-TERRORISM LAW

LAW3CTL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the ways in which the laws of five common law countries have been developed in response to the possibility of terrorist attacks. Part 1 of the subject examines the 'objective' and subjective nature of the threat posed by terrorism. Part 2 examines possible responses to terrorism, and the problems of choosing responses in the face of uncertainty as to both the dimensions of the threat, and the likely effectiveness of particular responses. Part 3 examines legal responses, focusing on legal definitions; information-gathering and information protection; the proscription of terrorist organisations; terrorism offences; preventive detention; and anti-torture laws. To understand these areas of law, students will also be introduced to the constitutional, quasi-constitutional, and institutional frameworks within which counter-terror law has been developed in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoger Douglas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW2CSL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLegislation, relevant government publications and journal articles will be accessible through the Liibrary's electronic sources. List to be provided in the class.RecommendedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. By the end of this subject students will be able to critique claims relating to the strengths and weaknesses of counter-terrorism laws

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorial exercises, & Preparation for final essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. By the end of this subject, students will be able to find, cite, and apply US, UK, Canadian, and New Zealand law to terrorism-related issues

Activities:
Lectures & Tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. By the end of this subject, students will be able to identify and analyse the normative and empirical assumptions underlying counter-terrorism law in different countries

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorial exercises, & Preparation for final essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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