National Security Law

National Security Law

Canadian practice in international perspective

By Craig Forcese


National Security Law: Canadian Practice in International Perspectives focuses on the law governing the Canadian state's response to events that jeopardise its national security. Specifically, these are events or plausible threats with the potential to inflict massive injury on life and property in Canada - terrorism, natural disasters and epidemic disease, and foreign attacks and domestic insurrections.

This book is informed by international and comparative law. It flags key dilemmas and challenges and critically assesses controversial issues such as torture. The book is divided into three main parts along the following themes: national security structure; national security objectives; and national security techniques.


Published January 2008
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552211441
Australian RRP $79.95
International Price $75.00