Widening the net: China’s anti-terror laws and human rights in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

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Title Widening the net: China’s anti-terror laws and human rights in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Author Clarke, Michael Edmund
Journal Name The International Journal of Human Rights
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Although a significant amount of attention has been paid to the implementation of antiterror laws and their impact on human rights in theWest, relatively little has been paid to this issue in the Chinese context. China has not been entirely immune from the antiterror legislative wildfire generated by 9/11. I argue that the international dynamic of privileging security concerns over protecting human rights is prevalent in China and is acutely felt in the specific regional context of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China’s anti-terror laws contribute not only to further human rights violations in Xinjiang but also hold the potential to criminalize dissent throughout the PRC via the application of an ambiguous and expansive definition of terrorism.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642980802710855
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 14, Issue 4, 2010, pages 542-558. International Journal of Human Rights is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 14
Issue Number 4
Page from 542
Page to 558
ISSN 1364-2987
Date Accessioned 2011-05-23
Date Available 2012-03-15T05:51:58Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Political Science
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/38910
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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