Does the right to security have a future?

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By Fanny

Does the right to security have a future? Towards a right to “democratic security”

Promoted by security doctrines in order to respond to the threats posed to societies by terrorism and pandemics, the right to security, and moreover “the fundamental right to security”, seems to bear ambivalence in law. Such an approach, developed by legislators in a hurry, multiplied or even replicated and “normalised” in a large part of the world’s States, would however undermine the structure and the regimes of human rights protection. Faced with this challenge, which is both a typical and major one in the 21st century, jurists, historians, experts and members of civil society supported by the FIDH question the future of the right to security in democratic societies and respond to the idea of defending a right to “democratic security”.

Olivier Cahn, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Cergy

Hamit Borzarslan, Historian, Director of Studies at EHESS

Antoine Madelin, Director of Advocacy at the FIDH

Ilya Nuzov, Head of FIDH Eastern Europe Region

Natalia Morozova, Lawyer at Memorial, Human Rights Centre (Russia), consultant at the FIDH

In partnership with the Institute for Public Law Studies (IEDP) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

27 June at 5.30 pm

Click here to access the LinkedIn event

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