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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part I Counter-terrorism and The Rule of Law Framework, 4 Counter-Terrorism and the Rule of Law

Allan Rosas

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Rule of law — European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) — European Court of Justice (ECJ) — Judgments — Countermeasures
To reconcile security concerns and the rule of law is always a tricky business. Measures taken against terrorism and suspected terrorists constitute a particularly sensitive area in this regard. But they are far from being in a legal limbo. On the contrary, one can discern a plethora of international, regional, and national rules which may be relevant in a counter-terrorism context. First, there is a considerable number of international conventions aimed at combating the scourge of terrorism rather than addressing the problem of how to reconcile security...
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