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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, 37 Implementing Human Rights and Rule of Law Aspects of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Nicole El Khoury

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Nullum crimen sine lege — Detention — Rule of law — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Paramilitary groups — Right to non-discrimination — Refugees — Asylum — Torture — Immigration
Terrorist acts constitute serious crimes under international law, and have a severe impact on the enjoyment of the right to life, liberty, and the physical integrity of individuals. It also fosters conflicts, weakens social institutions, and threatens economic growth. It has to be prevented and addressed by every legitimate tool available to states and the international community. Yet counter-terrorism measures have often undermined the rule of law and ignored basic human rights. There is, however, a growing consensus at the international, regional, and national...
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