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The Resource In the name of security : counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11

In the name of security : counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11

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In the name of security : counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11
Title
In the name of security
Title remainder
counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11
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Counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11
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Language
eng
Summary
"More than 140 governments around the world have passed counterterrorism laws since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Together these laws represent a dangerous expansion of state powers to investigate, detain, and prosecute individuals, often with little regard for due process and fair trial rights. Many of these laws not only violate the rights of terrorist suspects, they also have been used to crack down on peaceful political dissent, independent media, and religious, ethnic, or social groups. In the Name of Security analyzes eight elements of post-9/11 counterterrorism laws that raise grave human rights concerns, including vague definitions of terrorism, prolonged pre-charge detention, and sweeping powers of warrantless search and arrest. Its case studies demonstrate the ways the laws are abused in practice. Nations have a fundamental duty to protect their populations from mass attacks. But whatever the threat, they remain obligated to protect human rights. In the Name of Security calls on governments to revise abusive counterterrorism laws and provide redress to those whose rights they violated. United Nations bodies including the Security Council, which after 9/11 ordered states to enact counterterrorism laws without emphasizing rights protection, should now promote legal reform."--P. [4] of cover
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Tayler, Letta
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mariner, Joanne
  • Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • Detention of persons
  • Due process of law
  • Freedom of speech
  • Human rights
Label
In the name of security : counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11
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Publication
Note
  • "Joanne Mariner, former terrorism and counterterrorism program director at Human Rights Watch, researched and produced a detailed first draft of this report. Human Rights Watch senior researcher Letta Tayler updated and completed it."--P. 105
  • "June 2012"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Summary -- Recommendations -- To National Governments -- To United Nations Bodies -- To the Security Council -- To the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) -- To the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) -- To the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) -- I. UN Security Council: Unprecedented Mandates -- II. Definitions of Terrorism and Terrorist Acts -- Bahrain: Protesters Prosecuted as "Terrorists" -- Protecting Peaceful Dissent -- Exemptions -- III. Designating Terrorist Organizations and Criminalizing Membership -- India: Banned Groups -- Penalties for Membership -- US Definitions: Far-Reaching Consequences -- IV. Material Support of Terrorism and Terrorist Organizations -- V. Limiting Free Expression -- Ethiopia: Journalists Sentenced as "Terrorists" -- Possession of Publications -- VI. Restricting Peaceful Assembly -- Turkey: Jailed for Victory Signs -- VII. Broad Police Powers -- Warrantless Arrests and Searches -- Hungary's TEK: "Orwellian Powers" -- Random Searches in Designated Areas -- UK: Abusive "Stop-and-Search" Power -- Expanded Surveillance Powers -- Expanded Powers to Seize and Question -- VIII. Extending Pre-Charge Police Custody -- Pre-Charge Detention Periods of a Few Hours -- Pre-Charge Detention for Several Days -- Pre-Charge Detention for a Week or Longer -- Pre-Charge Detention for a Month or Longer -- Pre-Charge Detention without Judicial Authorization -- IX. Incommunicado Detention -- Restrictions on Legal Counsel -- Delaying Notification to Family Members -- X. Restricting Rights to Challenge Detention -- XI. Reducing Police Accountability -- Explicit Immunity Provisions -- XII. Military and Other Special Courts -- Saudi Arabia: Closed Proceedings -- XIII. Death Penalty -- Belarus: Executions Defying Stay Order -- Capital Punishment for Non-Lethal Crimes -- XIV. Preventive Detention and "Control Orders" -- Administrative Detention -- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Detention of Foreign Suspect -- Israel: Indefinite Detention -- Control Orders -- Acknowledgments -- Country Index
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
107 p.
Isbn
9781564329073
System control number
  • ocn803605347
  • (OCoLC)803605347
Label
In the name of security : counterterrorism laws worldwide since September 11
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Joanne Mariner, former terrorism and counterterrorism program director at Human Rights Watch, researched and produced a detailed first draft of this report. Human Rights Watch senior researcher Letta Tayler updated and completed it."--P. 105
  • "June 2012"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Summary -- Recommendations -- To National Governments -- To United Nations Bodies -- To the Security Council -- To the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) -- To the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) -- To the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) -- I. UN Security Council: Unprecedented Mandates -- II. Definitions of Terrorism and Terrorist Acts -- Bahrain: Protesters Prosecuted as "Terrorists" -- Protecting Peaceful Dissent -- Exemptions -- III. Designating Terrorist Organizations and Criminalizing Membership -- India: Banned Groups -- Penalties for Membership -- US Definitions: Far-Reaching Consequences -- IV. Material Support of Terrorism and Terrorist Organizations -- V. Limiting Free Expression -- Ethiopia: Journalists Sentenced as "Terrorists" -- Possession of Publications -- VI. Restricting Peaceful Assembly -- Turkey: Jailed for Victory Signs -- VII. Broad Police Powers -- Warrantless Arrests and Searches -- Hungary's TEK: "Orwellian Powers" -- Random Searches in Designated Areas -- UK: Abusive "Stop-and-Search" Power -- Expanded Surveillance Powers -- Expanded Powers to Seize and Question -- VIII. Extending Pre-Charge Police Custody -- Pre-Charge Detention Periods of a Few Hours -- Pre-Charge Detention for Several Days -- Pre-Charge Detention for a Week or Longer -- Pre-Charge Detention for a Month or Longer -- Pre-Charge Detention without Judicial Authorization -- IX. Incommunicado Detention -- Restrictions on Legal Counsel -- Delaying Notification to Family Members -- X. Restricting Rights to Challenge Detention -- XI. Reducing Police Accountability -- Explicit Immunity Provisions -- XII. Military and Other Special Courts -- Saudi Arabia: Closed Proceedings -- XIII. Death Penalty -- Belarus: Executions Defying Stay Order -- Capital Punishment for Non-Lethal Crimes -- XIV. Preventive Detention and "Control Orders" -- Administrative Detention -- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Detention of Foreign Suspect -- Israel: Indefinite Detention -- Control Orders -- Acknowledgments -- Country Index
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
107 p.
Isbn
9781564329073
System control number
  • ocn803605347
  • (OCoLC)803605347

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