United Nations Counterterrorist Strategies and Human Rights
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, elicited a variety of responses from states, international organizations, and regional actors. Very early on, and with the certainty of a U.S. response in mind, there was a lot of discussion concerning the role of the United Nations (UN) in the emerging global antiterrorist campaign. Some analysts felt that irrespective of the nature of the appropriate response (i.e., whether the emphasis would be on law enforcement initiatives or military action), this was a campaign for which the UN was, by its very nature, mandate, and modus operandi, not “well equipped to be involved in.”
KeywordsUnited Nations United Nations Security Council Human Right Committee Counterterrorist Measure Sanction Committee
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