LatCritical Perspectives: Individual Liberties, State Security, and the War on Terrorism

81 Or. L. Rev. 941 (2002)

44 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2015

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This overview of the events of September 11 and the series of domestic and international responses thereto -- legal, military, and political -- intertwine the global and the local, effectively glocalizing terror. Foreign forces united to effect a military strike against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Captives from numerous countries are held by the U.S. military on a base in Cuba. Assets have been frozen in financial institutions around the world. The global and local lines are blurred or trespassed, depending on one's point of view, by collective enforcement against terror as well as by unilateral actions that, while seeking to bring justice against terrorism within one state's borders, threaten the (international) human and (domestic) civil rights and liberties of citizens and non-citizens alike, both at home and abroad.

Keywords: September 11, national security, civil liberties, terrorist attacks, terrorism, Taliban, Al Qaeda, World Trade Center, glocalization, Patriot Act, 9/11

Suggested Citation

Hernández-Truyol, Berta Esperanza, LatCritical Perspectives: Individual Liberties, State Security, and the War on Terrorism (2002). 81 Or. L. Rev. 941 (2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669524

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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