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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 V Non-Judicial Responses, 34 Parliamentary Oversight of Counter-Terrorism Policies

Jarmo Oikarinen

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Prosecution — Rule of law
The aim of this chapter is to explain the concept of parliamentary oversight in the context of counter-terrorism policies. A closely related objective of the analysis is to identify democratic standards and good practices within the context of counter-terrorist responses which could contribute to achieving a proper balance between operational demands, efficient decision-making, and the related needs of confidentiality on the one hand; and the democratic requirement of appropriate oversight of counter-terrorism policies on the other. As stated in the Declaration...
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