By Jenny Hocking, Colleen Lewis
The 'war on terror' and ongoing terrorist assaults around the globe have generated a growing to be physique of literature on nationwide and foreign measures to counteract terrorist task. This unique learn investigates a facet of latest counter-terrorism that has been principally ignored; the effect of those measures at the endured viability of the democratic country. Democratic international locations at the moment are dealing with an extraordinary problem - to reply to international terrorism with out concurrently overturning primary human and political rights.The publication addresses the serious query of no matter if, within the context of the 'war on terror', the nationwide safety valuable has compromised the democratic nation. This booklet attracts jointly lecturers, public coverage practitioners, politicians and newshounds to debate regulations brought by way of democratic governments which threaten the character of the democratic country. it will likely be of significant curiosity to graduate and undergraduate scholars in politics, public coverage, diplomacy, criminology and terrorism and counter-terrorism experiences.
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The adoption of widespread measures limiting rights, the use of covert and illegal counter-terror measures suggested by the permanent state of war, would lead to us renouncing the rights which are the necessary ingredients of our industry, our welfare, and ultimately our way of life, our very existence. It would also mean commencing a so-called war with a defeat. Finally, if we manage to break out of the narrow idea of the ‘state of permanent war’, we realise that in order to combat international terrorism not less but more democracy is needed within countries at the global level.
The use of torture is linked to this phenomenon of so-called ‘extraordinary rendition’ by which people who are deemed to have connections with terrorism are seized and secretly abducted abroad, in blatant violation of human rights and state sovereignty. In Italy, such a case was recently found to have been carried out two years ago by American governmental officers against an Egyptian citizen resident in Milan. 6 Yet, western reaction to this very serious episode has been extraordinarily muted, especially in the US.
3. Davis, M. stm. 4. Speech at the National Press Club, July 2005. 5. html. 6. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, who is also known as Abu Omar, is an Egyptian cleric who was living in asylum in Italy after his Islamic organisation was declared illegal by the Egyptian Government in the 1980s. Abu Omar was kidnapped in Milan on 17 February 2003, before being taken to the US airbase in Aviano (in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia), interrogated and flown to Egypt. ‘Italy: Documents sent to European Parliament Committee on Renditions Allege other Renditions and details of Abu Omar cover-up and the Britel Rendition’.