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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 III Counter-terrorism In Practice, 22 Reconciling National Security and Non-Refoulement : Exceptions, Exclusion, and Diplomatic Assurances

Cornelis (Kees) Wouters

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Asylum — Non-refoulement — Refugees — Terrorism
Terrorism continues to strike fear throughout societies and threaten the national security of states. In preventing and combating terrorism states have a right to take measures to protect their citizens and societies. However, when attempting to balance such security measures with the preservation of the rights and values of democratic societies, including the notions of asylum and refugee protection, states have increasingly faced challenges some of which are considered here. More specifically, justifiable efforts to combat terrorism have had, and continue to...
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