• Publication Date: November 4, 2011
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552211946
  • 225 pages; 6" x 9"

In The Balance

The Administration of Justice and National Security in Democracies


Product Description

This volume resulted from the International Conference on the Administration of Justice and National Security in Democracies, held in Ottawa in June 2007 and organized jointly by the Courts Administration Service and the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies at Carleton University. The Conference brought together members of the judiciary, government officials, and academics from democracies around the world to share their views on the continuing importance and ongoing challenges of the administration of justice and the rule of law in the context of modern threats to national security, in particular those posed by transnational Islamist terrorism.

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Administration of Justice and National Security in Democracies
Christopher K. Penny
Part One: Context
Chapter 2: Islamist Terrorism: Assessing Threats to Democracy
Lorenzo Vidino
Part Two: Law and the Challenge of Terrorism
Chapter 3: Human Rights in Times of Terror: A Judicial Point of View
The Honourable Aharon Barak
Chapter 4: On Being Overinvested in Law as a Weapon Against Terrorism
The Honourable Richard A. Posner
Chapter 5: Respect des libertés individuelles et exigences de sécurité nationale : quel point d’équilibre?
Jean-Claude Marin
Chapter 6: The Administration of Justice, the Charter, and Canada’s National Security
Stanley A. Cohen
Chapter 7: Common Law and Statutory Provisions Relating to National Security
The Honourable Sir Andrew Collins
Part Three: Conducting and Reporting National Security Proceedings
Chapter 8: Terrorism Trials
The Honourable Ian Bruce Josephson
Chapter 9: Media Reporting on National Security Judicial Proceedings
The Right Honourable Lord Hutton
Part Four: Implications of Torture and Coercion
Chapter 10: Adjudicating National Security: Ethics, Counter-Terrorism, and the Administration of Justice
Angela Gendron
Chapter 11: Torture and Evidence in Criminal Matters
The Honourable Yorick Aler
Chapter 12: Deportations with Assurances: A United Kingdom Court’s Perspective
The Honourable Sir Duncan Ouseley
Part Five: National Security Oversight and Review
Chapter 13: Tests of Maturity: An Australian Perspective
Ian Carnell
Chapter 14: Intelligence Services Commissioner for the United Kingdom
The Right Honourable Sir Peter Gibson
Chapter 15: The Role of Canada’s Security Intelligence Review Committee in Safeguarding Human Rights While Protecting National Security
The Honourable Gary Filmon
List of Contributors
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