Constitutions, Security, and the Rule of Law
Constitutions, Security, and the Rule of Law offers diverse international perspectives on the way in which the rule of law shifts in times of emergency or heightened security. It addresses individual rights issues within the context of questioning how government works and ought to work in light of serious security concerns, thereby enabling readers to understand how national security concerns have distorted constitutions and impinged on human and civil rights. Five thematic sections examine: 1. How different constitutional structures deal with security concerns 2. What part of government controls security measures 3. What constraints supranational and international law place on individual nations when it comes to security 4. What the public has a right to know in times of heightened security 5. What rights the public can exercise in times of heightened security and how citizens can hold government accountable for protecting these rights.
International Debate Education Association
individual rights, human rights, privacy, security, national security, governments, constitutions, rule of law, international law, governmental structure
Comparative and Foreign Law | Constitutional Law | Human Rights Law | International Law | National Security
CONSTITUTIONS, SECURITY, AND THE RULE OF LAW (Sudha Setty ed., 2014).