Jeffrey Kahn: "Terrorist Watchlists, Freedom of Movement, and the Erosion of Citizenship in the USA, Canada and UK"
This guest lecture will address the development, use, and expansion of "terrorist watchlists" in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, highlighting legal issues relating to rule of law, and freedom of movement (or "the right to travel"), but also to the pernicious effect watchlisting has on conceptions of citizenship.
Recent legislation in these countries increases state power to control travel and denaturalize citizens (to the point of statelessness).
The lecture draws on both domestic and international human rights legal regimes and general principles of the rule of law, as well as the latest policy developments in U.S. and other allied counterterrorism watchlisting systems.
Jeffrey Kahn is Professor of Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. He is an award-winning author with wide expertise on issues relating to national security and human rights. His research interests include American constitutional law, administrative law, Russian law, human rights, and counterterrorism.