The purpose of this book is to examine the responses to the ‘war on terror’ in three jurisdictions—the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany—in terms of introducing measures intended to enhance security that are directly discriminatory in their impact on liberty. The book focuses on those anti-terrorist measures in all three jurisdictions that have been aimed at foreign nationals and certain groups, defined by reference to race, ethnicity or religion. The purpose of the book is to examine the measures adopted in terms of their discriminatory impact and effect on security, and to determine how far they have led and are leading to a long-term effect on the relationship between rights and liberty in terms of creating a recalibration of rights in those legal systems in general.

Moeckli's argument is that the ‘war on terror’ has not led to ‘a new liberty-security balance’, but to a ‘new distribution of...

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