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By Marianne van Leeuwen

The stunning occasions of eleven September 2001 within the usa drew world wide recognition to the terrorist phenomenon. This paintings specializes in terrorism and the fight opposed to it in Europe - on contemporary studies, chance perceptions and the guidelines of a number of ecu nations, together with the results produced by way of the eleven September assaults. experts from eire, the uk, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece examine the improvement of hazard perceptions pertaining to terrorism and counter-terrorist policy-making of their respective nations. To facilitate comparisons among their findings, they've got labored from a similar set of questions. Their chapters are through contributions on proper policy-making and judgements within the ecu Union, and at the ecu enter in United international locations policy-making methods. A precis of major conclusions and suggestions is usually provided.

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See UK Home Office, The Law on Extradition: A Review (London: 2001). UK Home Office, Animal Rights Extremism: A Strategy Document (London: 2001). See L. Hickman, ‘Press Freedom and New Legislation’, New Law Journal, 151, 2001, p. 716. 84 The central mechanisms for the coordination and resourcing of the intelligence agencies are based in the Cabinet Office. For GCHQ and the Secret Intelligence Service, the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which includes the Director General of the Security Service, agrees the intelligence requirements and tasking, subject to Ministerial approval.

Only Part III of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 treads into new territory, dealing with the freezing of foreign property held by United Kingdom institutions. Next, Part IV addresses immigration and asylum matters pertaining to terrorism. There are three elements here. The most controversial is the detention without trial of foreign persons denied asylum on national security grounds or because of their inter55 56 57 58 59 Walker, The Prevention of Terrorism in British Law, chap.

Over several decades, international treaties have been developed to respond to terrorism. They relate to hijacking and attacks upon aircraft, ships and related installations (the Aviation Security Act 1982, and the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990), diplomats (the Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978), hostages (the Taking of Hostages Act 1982), 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 Report of the Sierra Leone Arms Investigation, 1997-98 HC 1016. com/. UK Foreign Affairs Committee, 1998-99 HC 116, para.

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