Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Politics Cafe: Freedom versus safety - civil rights in danger?

As a reaction to current phenomena like terrorism and international organised crime, the government increasingly focuses on risk management. With preventive measures, the state tries to ensure safety. But to what extent does this influence the freedom of its citizens?

On 13 June 2017, Quirine Eijkman, Kees Verhoeven and Sophie Hermans discussed these questions. The discussion was led by Victor Vlam.

Please note that this event was held in Dutch. For further information we kindly refer you to the Dutch version of our website by clicking on 'Nederlands' in the right upper corner of this page.