ASSET FREEZING, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Author: Cousins, Mel
Source: King's Law Journal, Volume 19, Number 2, 2008 , pp. 402-412(11)
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Abstract:R (M) v Her Majesty's Treasury concerns restrictions placed on the payment of certain social security benefits in accordance with the UN asset freezing regime. Following a decision by the Court of Appeal upholding the approach taken by the UK government, the House of Lords has now taken a very different view, and made a reference to the European Court of Justice. The case is a good example of the new issues that have come before the national and supranational courts in the post-9/11 world, and which require the courts to strike a balance between the implementation of anti-terrorism measures and the upholding of human rights principles.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2008
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