Control Orders vs. Menneskerettigheder: Control Orders vs. Human Rights

Jonas Espersen, Zishan Ali, Louise Skovgaard, Casper Raagaard, Casper Joensen, Ingeborg Opland, Emilie Broberg & Rasmus Raben

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

In this project we focus on the influence of international organizations such as Amnesty International and the European Court of Human Rights has had on the UK's compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) since the introduction of control orders in 2005. The conflict regards whether or not international actors with focus on human rights, believe that Great Britain are maintaining the human rights, and what kind of means they are using to achieve influence. The project focuses on Article 5 in the European Convention on Human Rights that revolves around the right to liberty and security. Among other things it is about what kind of rights you regarding arrest and a fair trial. Furthermore we exams article 15, which makes it possible for Great Britain to implement control orders. Article 15 revolves around whether or not it is possible to ignore some of the articles in The Convention on Human Rights, among these, article 5, if the Secretary of state estimates the suspect to be a potential threat to the nation. In extension to this we are describing the influence an institution, as The Council of Europe, and an organization as Amnesty International, have on decisions in control order cases in Great Britain, if they believe Great Britain are breaking The European Convention on Human Rights. For this we use the interdependens theory to explain why Great Britain is a member of The Council of Europe. Furthermore we are using the realism theory in and Ronald Robertson’s theory on globalization. We are also using statistics referring to the number of violations of Article 5 since 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, which resulted in a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights. For this we conclude that both the European Court of Human Rights and Amnesty International, achieve influence on Britain’s comply with the European Convention on Human Rights and that this is largely the case since the introduction of control orders in 2005, where both organizations on several occasions have criticized these for not complying with a number of Articles in the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular Article 5.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2013
VejledereMathilde Dissing Christensen

Emneord

  • Terrorism
  • Human Rights