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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 II Multidisciplinary Perspectives On The Rule Of Law In Action, 11 The Role of the Lawyer in Shaping Responses to the Security Imperative

Hans Corell

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Terrorism — International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) — International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) — International courts and tribunals, powers
The purpose of this chapter is to examine the specific role of the lawyer in shaping legal and non-legal responses to the security imperative which adhere to the rule of law, whether at the governmental or international institutional level. The focus is on the role of the legal adviser at these two levels. It is, however, recognized from the outset that this is only one aspect of the role of lawyers. Other categories of lawyers fulfil indispensable functions in relation to the fight against terrorism. At the national level lawyers are found in the judiciary, as...
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