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I have a right to...



I have a right to... Programme 2

In 'I have a right to...' Dan Damon presents a three-part documentary series examining the impact on human rights of the September 11 attacks.

From new anti-terrorism laws in Europe and the United States to crackdowns on political opposition in developing countries, the so-called "War on Terror" has, in the eyes of many human rights campaigners, prompted an erosion of civil liberties around the world.

In the second programme, Dan Damon assesses whether the new vigilance against the terrorist threat in western liberal democracies has eroded civil and political rights.

Have governments decided that, for the time being at least, there are more important priorities than guaranteeing the liberties of its citizens?

If so, are they correct?