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Research Workshop:
Professor Conor Gearty (London School of Economics)

Homeland Insecurity: The Rise and Rise of Anti-Terrorism Law

May 10, 2023
Fellows' Room, Mitchell Institute, 18 University Square
14:00 - 15:30

*This event was originally scheduled for 21 March 2023 and has been moved to 10 May 2023*

Chair: Professor Richard English

At this Research Workshop, Prof Conor Gearty will discuss his forthcoming book: Homeland Insecurity. The Rise and Rise of Anti-terrorism Law

Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a barrister in practice at Matrix Chambers.

He is Vice-President for Social Sciences at the British Academy and also a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Bencher at both Middle Temple and the King’s Inn, and the recipient of four honorary degrees from universities in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. In 2021 he was awarded an Honorary QC in recognition of his work in law. 

His first book on terrorism, Terror, was published by Faber and Faber in 1991.  Since then he has published extensively in the fields of human rights and civil liberties as well as terrorism.  His latest book  On Fantasy Island. Britain, Europe and Human Rights (2016, Oxford University Press) is now available.  His next book entitled Homeland Insecurity. The Rise and Rise of Anti-terrorism Law will be published in 2023 by Polity.

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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