Terrorism, Security, and Rights: A New Dialogue

15 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2003

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Victor V. Ramraj

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law


This article constitutes a general introduction to this special feature on anti-terrorism legislation, consisting of nine contributions covering developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. It identifies six main themes covered in these contributions: the apparent overbreadth and redundancy of the legislation; the suppression of the financing of terrorists; various criminal law problems, such as the lack of adequate mens rea components; tensions between anti-terrorism measures, including internal security legislation, and constitutional safeguards; the concentration of powers in the executive; and the relationship between domestic and international law.

Suggested Citation

Ramraj, Victor Vridar, Terrorism, Security, and Rights: A New Dialogue. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies pp. 1-15, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=424805

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