John Hedigan


No part of the world has more experience with terrorism than Europe. The response of the Council of Europe through the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights to its experience of terrorism may therefore assist in the ongoing battle against terrorism. The European Convention reflects in many ways libertarian political and cultural values shared with the United States. Its interpretation by the Court in the light of counter-terrorist measures by concerned governments may therefore have some relevance in the United States.