Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Case For A Fair Balance Between Global Security And Human rights

We had all best to pay more heed to just exactly what is at stake in the "New World Order" being set in place by the neo-con/neo-liberals in whose death girp the nation is currently in. This goes way past just Bush. -- Jack
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LEGAL COMMENTARY:
Terrorism And Human Rights

THE CASE FOR A FAIR BALANCE BETWEEN GLOBAL SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS:
By: FindLaw Columnist Joanne Mariner

FindLaw columnist and human rights attorney Joanne Mariner discusses the recent, sustained global focus on security -- in particular, security against terrorism -- and the threat it poses that human rights gains will be reversed. Not only are Western democracies adopting rights-infringing practices that they once decried, Mariner notes, but their movement towards restricted rights and liberties may have a global impact -- with other countries labeling dissidents "terrorists" and using the label as justification to refuse to recognize rights.

While the dangers of terrorism are surely real and grave in some cases, Mariner argues, a fair balance between security concerns and human rights must be struck. http://writ.news.findlaw.com/mariner/20060118.html

Special Coverage: Terror-Related Cases and Laws
http://news.findlaw.com/legalnews/us/terrorism/cases/

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