Nondisclosure and preventative detention: international human rights standards in Australian counter terrorism policy

Gelber, Katharine (2013). Nondisclosure and preventative detention: international human rights standards in Australian counter terrorism policy. In: APSA 2013: Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2013, Perth, WA, Australia, (). 30 September-1 October, 2013.

Author Gelber, Katharine
Title of paper Nondisclosure and preventative detention: international human rights standards in Australian counter terrorism policy
Conference name APSA 2013: Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2013
Conference location Perth, WA, Australia
Conference dates 30 September-1 October, 2013
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Published abstract
Language eng
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In this article I consider the effects of international human rights norms on Australian public policy in relation to one specific aspect of counter-terrorism policy, namely the nondisclosure provisions in preventative detention regimes. I argue first that the nondisclosure provisions render preventative detention regimes in four sub-national jurisdictions (Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia) unlawful under international human rights law. I then consider the influence of relevant international human rights norms in policy debates around preventative detention that occurred both when it was introduced and in two recent reviews. The article concludes that focussing on the minutiae of policy detail that are often overlooked makes an important contribution to debates around the implementation of human rights norms in the context of counter-terrorism.
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Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 10:29:25 EST by Dr Katharine Gelber on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies