Rethinking terrorist blacklisting
Guardian, 10. December 2010
By Gavin Sullivan
Terrorist blacklisting has been a central plank of the "war on terror" pursued by western states since 9/11. The idea is simple. International or regional bodies (such as the UN and EU) and states (such as the UK) designate individuals and groups thought to be terrorists or "associated with" terrorism, freeze their assets, impose travel bans, criminalise their membership and prevent others from supporting them.