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Global anti-terrorism law and policy

By  Kent Roach , Michael Hor , Victor V. Ramraj and George Williams
Feb. 29, 2012

Global anti-terrorism law and policy

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Global anti-terrorism law and policy

Terrorism Policy Governance

The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and subsequent attacks in many other parts of the world have resulted in an increased emphasis on anti-terrorism efforts at all levels of governance. Although many countries had experienced terrorism before 9/11, the prevention of terrorism has since emerged as one of the major tasks of domestic government and regional and international organisations; as has the need to prevent the abuse of state power in the pursuit of an anti-terrorism agenda. By anti-terrorism law and policy, then, we mean not only efforts to empower governments to prevent and respond to terrorism, but the corresponding need to constrain abuses of those powers. The intensity of the global concern about terrorism is matched by the complexity of devising a proportionate response to it.