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dc.contributor.authorM. Hufnagel, Saskiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:56:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:56:44Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-01T06:57:32Z
dc.identifier.issn03141160en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40298
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to examine, from a comparative perspective, how security concerns have limited three distinct human rights in Germany and Australia: the right to a fair trial, the right to life and the right to human dignity. Since human rights are rarely absolute, the war on terror has required legislatures and courts to determine the reasonable limits and qualifications to these rights. The German approach diverges from Australia in relation to the paramount constitutional status of the right to human dignity. Consequently, this German hierarchy of rights produces different outcomes in relation to the range and scope of permissible counter-terrorism measures. This is apparent in the ruling of the German Constitutional Court which declared void legislative powers authorizing the use of lethal force against hijacked aircraft. Similar powers inserted into the Defence Act 1903 (Cth) would not be amenable to similar challenge on grounds that they violate the right to human dignity. Notwithstanding these legal differences, the German authorities have sought to overcome these constitutional inhibitions by resort to untested doctrines such as the suprastatutory state of emergency, suggesting the difference between the two systems is not as marked as it first appears.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLawbook Co.en_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=846en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom100en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto113en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue100en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCriminal Law Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative Lawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180106en_US
dc.titleGerman Perspectives on the Right to Life and Human Dignity in the 'War on Terror'en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Walter de Gruyter & Co. KG Publishers. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, publisheden_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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