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.

Hope or Frustration?

taz, 15 August 2009

By Wolfgang Kaleck

The Spanish example was both - engine behind and bearer of all hope of legal developments and reform as Spain acted as an agent for other European states conducting criminal investigations which are as necessary as are impossible in other states for legal and political reasons. Confronted with upcoming harsh critique the Spanish model is threatened to fail, which might further deligitimize the criminal prosecution of human rights violations or even the entire discourse on human rights.

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The Empty Dock

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19 January 2009

By Wolfgang Kaleck

A delicate job for Obama: the judicial refurbishment of the Bush era. When President Bush resigns from office he will not only pass on internal and external politicl problems to his successor but also a delicate legal legacy.

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