1 Recognition of a state of emergency, or state of siege, in the domestic legal order dates back at least to Roman times and has been recognized since then in many legal systems (Loevy ). Such recognition encapsulates the idea that when a threat to the life of the nation exists, extraordinary measures departing from the normal legal and constitutional order may be required to cope with the threat. These measures should be temporary and last only until the threat has passed, at which time the State should revert to the regular legal order. Many domestic...
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