By Fiona de Londras

Fiona de Londras offers an summary of counter-terrorist detention within the US and the united kingdom and the makes an attempt via either states to accomplish a downward recalibration of foreign human rights criteria as they practice in an emergency. Arguing that the layout and implementation of this coverage has been significantly inspired by way of either well known and synthetic panic, Detention within the 'War on Terror' addresses counter-terrorist detention via an unique analytic framework. not like household legislations within the US and united kingdom, de Londras argues that overseas human rights legislation has as a rule resisted the problem to the precise to be loose from arbitrary detention, principally as a result of its relative insulation from counter-terrorist panic. She argues that this resilience steadily emboldened stronger courts within the US and united kingdom to withstand repressive detention legislation and regulations and demand upon higher rights-protection for suspected terrorists.

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Cole, ‘The New McCarthyism: Repeating History in the War on Terrorism’ (2003) 38 Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review 1; E. Rostow, ‘The Japanese American Cases – A Disaster’ (1945) 54 Yale Law Journal 489; A. Lewis, ‘Civil Liberties in a Time of Terror’ (2003) Wisconsin Law Review 257; N. Murray and S. Wunsch, ‘Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: Lessons From History’ (2002) 87 Massachusetts Law Review 72. T. Hobbes, Leviathan (1651), (edited with introd. B. Macpherson), (1981, London; Penguin Books), Ch.

Koskenniemi, ‘The Politics of International Law’ (1990) 1 European Journal of International Law 4, esp. 31–2; Cole, ‘Their Liberties, Our Security’; J. Waldron, ‘Security and Liberty: The Image of Balance’ (2003) 11 Journal of Political Philosophy 191. Some scholars do not deny the potential for expanded state powers in times of crisis or emergency but deny that they are likely to be abused – or at least that the benefits of expanding state powers outweigh any potential losses associated with their misuse.

32 panic, fear and counter-terrorist law-making introduced to justify the acknowledged risk of making more errors more often. 82 The main difficulty with this claim, however, is the authors’ failure to acknowledge that the rapidity of decision-making they identify within a time of crisis may carry with it a risk to rights-protection that is amplified by the fear or panic the decision-maker feels; the authors deal inadequately with the availability heuristic and accompanying confirmation bias considered above.

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