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Terror, reason and rights

By  Eric Metcalfe
June 12, 2017

Terror, reason and rights

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Terror, reason and rights

Terrorism Human Rights

The history of emergency legislation is not a proud one. From the appointment of dictators rei gerundae causa in the days of the Roman Republic to the invocation of Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution following the Reichstag Fire, measures seemingly meant to preserve constitutional government have too often proved to be its undoing. Good-faith attempts to deal with emergencies have not always fared any better.