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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, 5 States’ Obligations under International Refugee Law and Counter-Terrorism Responses

Ana María Salinas de Frías

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Rule of law — Opinio juris — Terrorism — Torture — Non-refoulement
One of the recurring, significant themes of the current volume is the noticeable shift which has taken place since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 whereby states’ imperatives of security are prevailing over their equally important imperatives of democracy, often in a manner which operates outside the parameters of democracy or the rule of law. 1 One significant consequence of this uneven balancing in favour of security 2 has been the introduction of ill-conceived national immigration and refugee laws as an instrument of counter-terrorism responses. In terms of their...
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