Transitional Justice for European Terror Actors: Disrupting Europe’s Security/Rights Terror Law Impasse

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This chapter explores how the paradigm of transitional justice may constitute a means of transcending Europe’s security/rights impasse, i.e. the security measures against terrorism which paradoxically create insecurity because they undermine rights. Zooming in on terror law in France and Denmark, Kerstin Carlson first analyses how the legal responses to domestic terrorism and ‘foreign fighters’ are illiberal and have implications for liberal rights, including citizenship. Thereafter the chapter explores the potential benefits of applying transitional justice as a tool for counter-terrorism in European states. It argues that transitional justice, as a technical rather than a normative approach, has the capacity to circumvent the security/rights paradox in which liberal democracies find themselves regarding domestic terror actors. If France and Denmark were to see the domestic relevance of the transitional justice approach, it could disrupt the current impasse.
TitelTransitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts : Accountability, Recognition and Disruption
RedaktørerTine Destrooper, Line Engbo Gissel, Kerstin Bree Carlson
Antal sider23
Publikationsdato23 mar. 2023
ISBN (Trykt)9781032266176 (hbk), 9781032266152 (pbk)
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781000845570
StatusUdgivet - 23 mar. 2023
NavnTransitional Justice

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