Gordon, Richard
December 2005
Contemporary Review;Dec2005, Vol. 287 Issue 1679, p321
The article discusses human rights protection in Great Britain in the aftermath of the two terrorist attacks on London, England on the 7th and 22nd of July 2005. The controversies surrounding the country's anti-terrorist legislation have generated much discussion about human rights in the era of terrorism. To set the debate in a wider perspective the article explores the source of fundamental rights, the true role of judges in a democratic society, and the occasions when European democratic values may have to be departed from in order to give strong and effective human rights protection.


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