Last week I visited Oxford to present a live Oxford Human Rights Hub ‘webinar’ on counter-terrorism in the EU, including an analysis of the proposals for reform after the the Paris attacks of the past year. The webinar can be accessed online here (audio + slides).
The attacks in Paris in November 2015 resulted in a wave of counter-terrorism law and policy reform proposals at EU level. In the webinar, I outlined these reforms, placed them in the wider context of EU counter-terrorism, and critically engaged with them from a human rights perspective.
The webinar covered the following topics:
- What was the state of EU counter-terrorism law and policy before the Paris Attacks?
- What are the particular perceived security vulnerabilities in Europe and how do these justify the involvement of the EU?
- What proposals have been advanced at EU level and what are their implications for human rights?
- How do these EU-level proposals interact with international and national proposals and measures to counter terrorism?