Law Society and Terror – Anti Terrorism
What is terrorism?
a social construct and people in society decide the meaning of terrorism and who is a terrorist and what terrorist activity is which makes its hard for the
law to grapple how to deal with it.
There are many types of terrorism and generally terrorism puts a population into a state of security in which they are afraid of an adverse outcome.
There is a difference between antiterrorism and counter terrorism. Anti is generally lawful steps that the government takes to stop it and counter terrorism
can be more violent and these activities can include state based.
How do these concepts fit in a democratic society?
Think of the values we share in a liberal democracy and our charter rights. Think of the The government initiatives against terrorism.
Liberal Democratic Responses Active/Passive Measures
emergency laws, international agreements, etc. i.e war measures act, security certificates.
Cost of State Responses
Proportionality – any action a state can take cant increase the level of violence in society.
state tactics respond in military fashion.
how can you attack something that is not a militial force? i.e cancer.
national security v. due process – every society has to provide citizens with security but we also have to provide due process. There
are laws regarding terro