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By Mark B. Salter

This booklet examines how felony, political, and rights discourses, safeguard regulations and practices migrate and translate around the North Atlantic. The complicated courting among liberty and safety has been essentially recast and contested in liberal democracies because the begin of the 'global warfare on terror'. as well as spotting new firms, political pressures, and new sensitivities to distinction, it will be significant that to not over-state the newness of the post-9/11 period: the struggle on terror easily made attainable the intensification, enlargement, or strengthening of rules already in life, or just enabled the shutting down of dialogue. operating from a standard theoretical body, if various disciplines, those chapters current policy-oriented analyses of the particular practices of safety, policing, and legislations within the ecu Union and Canada. They concentrate on questions of possibility and exception, nation sovereignty and governance, liberty and rights, legislation and transparency, policing and protection. specifically, the essays are thinking about charting how guidelines, practices, and concepts migrate among Canada, the ecu and its member states. via taking ‘field’ method of the learn of protection practices, the amount isn't really restricted via nationwide case learn or the solipsistic debates inside of subfields and bridges criminal, political, and sociological research. it is going to be of a lot curiosity to scholars of serious safety experiences, sociology, legislation, worldwide governance and IR usually. Mark B. Salter is affiliate Professor on the institution of Political experiences, college of Ottawa.

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Koblanck On 18 October 2007 the US House of Representatives (which had had a Democratic majority since the elections of November 2006) held a joint hearing in front of the Subcommittee on International Organization, Human Rights, and the Oversight of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (the House Committee). ” It is arguably one of the more informative sources on the effects of US policy of extraordinary rendition on US politics.

Maher Arar: cooperation without accountability The case of Maher Arar is that of a Canadian citizen who was deported from the United States to Syria, where he was tortured and held in horrific conditions as a terrorist suspect. The Maher Arar case involves deportation (“extraordinary rendition” or “expedited removal”11), solitary confinement, torture, and issues of anti-­terrorist cooperation between states without accountability. 13 In the aftermath of 11 September 2001, Maher Arar was under surveillance by the RCMP because he had met Abdullah Almalki, who had been under the scrutiny of the Canadian police since the end of the 1990s.

6. 6. 2 Even though the committee “stresses the necessity of political dialogue with the United States, as well as with other strategic partners of the European Union, on security matters in order to combat terrorism effectively and by legal means,” the underlying sense that emerges from these documents is that the United States is the instigator of a policy of extraordinary rendition and that the European member states were indeed guilty, though rather passive, colluders. In the words of a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), “the report has shown that the allegations where proved, they are serious, they point to the USA” and that “the Europeans have not only been spectators, but we were involved, and in some sense, supported the injustice” (European Parliament 2007b).

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