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Law and Measures Against International Terrorism
Professor Todd Huntley
LL.M Seminar 977 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
In the decade since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and most other countries have significantly altered ways in which they respond to international terrorism. Many government measures against terrorism have stretched domestic and international law to their limits. Controversial changes to laws have altered the balance between governments' interest in ensuring public safety and individuals' fundamental rights. The class will discuss current events from around the world to explore domestic and international legal bases for counter-terrorism measures such as intelligence gathering, criminal law enforcement, efforts to prevent terrorism financing, and use of military force. Students completing the course will have an overview of laws that apply to governments' responses to terrorism. The course will be graded by exam.
Recommended: Prior enrollment in International Law and/or International Humanitarian Law