After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the prevention and prosecution of terrorism emerged as a key priority for governments. This subject considers and critiques Australia's approach to fighting terrorism, with a particular focus on the positive and negative human rights implications of anti-terrorism law. Students will be introduced to key aspects of Australian anti-terrorism law, situated within a theoretical and comparative context.

Core themes of central importance in the national security arena emerge in this discussion. For instance, how far should governments go in protecting national security? How might basic values like democracy and the rule of law be preserved in the national security context? Does a tension necessarily exist between the preservation of national security and human rights? How might governments seek to achieve security and liberty? What roles are played by the judiciary and legislature as checks upon executive overreach? How might the effectiveness and necessity of anti-terrorism measures be tested and achieved?

Topic: 
Public International Law
Duration: 
Semester long - 1 day/week
Next course:
23 February 202125 May 2021 (see all)
Location:
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD
Cost: 
$2,170

Topics covered

Topics include:

  • National Security as a Global Priority
  • National Security and the Australian Government
  • Legal Definitions of Terrorism
  • Prosecuting Terrorism
  • Terrorist Acts
  • Terrorist Organisations
  • Support and preparatory acts
  • Speech
  • Trials and secrecy
  • Preventing Terrorism
  • Preventive detention
  • Control orders
  • ASIO warrants
  • Counter-radicalisation
  • Terrorism and Global Movement
  • Foreign Fighters
  • Immigration
  • Future Directions in Terrorism Law and Human Rights

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Location

This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrolment options

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Upcoming sessions

23 February 2021 9:00am25 May 2021 5:00pm

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law. Dr Ananian-Welsh's research focuses primarily in the areas of: judicial independence, courts and court process, and the constitutional issues raised by national security law and anti-bikie law and policy. Dr Ananian-Welsh has published book chapters, articles in leading journals and has spoken widely at Australian and international events on these topics. Dr Ananian-Welsh has also given evidence to a Parliamentary Inquiry and contributed to a number of submissions to government with respect to national security laws and constitutional issues.