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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, 9 Impunity and the Emerging Patterns of International Justice

Tassaduq Hussein Jillani

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Terrorism — UN Security Council — Rule of law — International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction — International Criminal Court (ICC)
One important element of impunity in relation to governments, persons in authority, and even international organizations, and which is the primary focus here, is the arbitrary exercise of power outside the boundaries of the law. This has existed from times immemorial, and so has the attempt to temper it through the rule of law. Historically, the latter has been a victim of derogation, manipulation, and at times an outright denial. These issues have once again been brought to the centre stage in international fora as human rights concerns during the recent ‘war...
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