Secrecy provisions in Australian counter-terrorism policy: violating international human rights standards?

Gelber, Katharine (2013) Secrecy provisions in Australian counter-terrorism policy: violating international human rights standards?. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 19 2: 25-46.

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Author Gelber, Katharine
Title Secrecy provisions in Australian counter-terrorism policy: violating international human rights standards?
Journal name Australian Journal of Human Rights
ISSN 1323-238X
Publication date 2013-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 25
End page 46
Total pages 22
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article considers the interplay between international human rights standards and the development of, and debate around, personal secrecy provisions in two areas of Australian counter-terrorism policy: ASIO questioning; and detention warrants and preventative detention.These secrecy provisions are shown to violate relevant international human rights standards in the International Covenant on Civil And Political Rights and the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. It is argued that, although international human rights standards have had some purchase in the formation of counter-terrorism policy in Australia, this has been insufficient to date to prevent the development of policies that violate these standards.
Keyword Australian politics
Counter-terrorism policy
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Human rights -- Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 02 Jan 2014, 10:02:04 EST by Dr Katharine Gelber on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies