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فرنسا سيا

Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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7 of 100 DOCUMENTS Copyright (c) 2007 Suffolk University Suffolk Transnational Law Review Summer, 2007 30 Suffolk Transnat'l L. Rev. 459 LENGTH: 9066 words NOTE: THE WAR AGAINST FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: FRENCH COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY AND THE NEED TO INTEGRATE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS AGREEMENTS NAME: Calliope Makedon Sudborough SUMMARY: ... Current French Counterterrorism Policy Having successfully protected French soil from terrorist attacks since 1996, France serves as an attractive model for countries seeking to increase their domestic counterterrorism measures' effectiveness . ... The 1986 legislation also permits authorities to detain terrorist suspects for up to ninety-two hours, which amounts to four days, before allowing them access to counsel; and, in some instances, suspects may be detained for years before authorities initiate a trial . ... UN conventions on terrorism, such as the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, among others, seek to condemn various forms of terrorism and call upon state-parties to adopt domestic and cooperative measures aimed at preventing and punishing terrorists . ... International Human Rights Law The UN legal framework on human rights is vast, but is spearheaded by two important treaties . ... International human rights law prohibits states from holding persons guilty of conduct that does not constitute a criminal offense under national or international law . ... Neither Resolution 1373 nor the European Framework Decision include clauses ensuring that their counterterrorism provisions comply with human rights law beyond general statements that fundamental rights are to be "respected" in security provision implementation . ... Although international counterterrorism law mentions human rights principles, such references are only in the form of reminders urging states to create security measures that comply with human rights . ... In light of the previous discussion regarding the potential for excessive detention during antiterrorism investigations, the Convention would more effectively protect fundamental liberties by specifically obliging signatories to indict and commence a trial without undue delay - rather than making an exhortation to respect human rights generally . ... If the fundamental rights essential to a democratic society are to survive the war on terrorism, counterterrorism laws must integrate specific human rights protections into the security measures proposed by international treaties. HIGHLIGHT: Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. n1 TEXT: [*459] I. Introduction Page 1
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At 8:50 am on July 7, 2005, three native Londoners trained in radical Islamist propaganda, simultaneously detonated bombs in their backpacks on London's underground metro system. n2 The terror resulting from the attacks fundamentally undermined London's traditionally tolerant society. n3 In the attack's aftermath, British and other
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