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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, 12 Counter-Terrorism Policy-Making from the Perspective of a Diplomat

Fernando Perpiñá-Robert

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Gross violations — Rule of law
The Madrid Agenda of the Club of Madrid of 2005 stated that ‘terrorism is a crime against all humanity’ 1 constituting one of the most serious violations of peace, international law, and the value of human dignity, reminding us that ‘ only freedom and democracy can ultimately defeat terrorism’. 2 Such a perspective lies at the very core of the raison d’être of the current project, which is concerned with how to ensure that legitimate security imperatives are met whilst at the same time fully respecting the rule of law. These two issues are not mutually exclusive,...
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