Balancing Security and Human Rights: Post 9/11 Reactions in the United States and Europe
The acts of 11 September 2001 demonstrated how vulnerable civilians are, in any part of the world, to terrorist attacks. This awareness led to a determined response by the international community to fight international terrorism in all its forms. As governments and international organisations alike re-evaluated the effectiveness and appropriateness of their counter-terrorist measures, the challenge emerged of conducting the fight against terrorism while respecting human rights and civil liberties. In fact, the wide consensus that actions are necessary to confront terrorism does not undermine the necessity to balance human rights considerations and preserve the democratic process.
KeywordsSecurity Council Civil Liberty Foreign National Arrest Warrant United Nations Security Council
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