The European Court of Human Right and the Fight Against Terrorism
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At a time when European States enact new measures to fight terrorism, it is necessary to analyze the main aspects of the Court’s case-law in this area. Since 2001, the Court has developed an important body
of rules ensuring a high level of human rights protection in Europe. To do so, it followed a three-pronged approach : to guarantee a consistent geographical application of the Convention, to strictly defend absolute rights and, finally, to control the proportionality of state actions.