A Regime in Need of a Balance: The UN Counter-terrorism Regime between Security and Human RightsExpressO (2013)
AbstractSince 9/11, the UN’s counter-terrorism regime has developed two distinct approaches on combating international terrorism. The Security Council follows a traditional security doctrine that focuses on how to best protect states from the threat posed by international terrorists. This is largely due to the centrality of the state in Security Council thinking and attitudes. The General Assembly and the various UN human rights organs, influenced by the human security doctrine, have taken a more holistic, human rights-based approach to the threat of international terrorism. This paper offers a review of how the dichotomy above affects the application of UN policy vis-à-vis the UN’s counter-terrorism regime. This paper calls for a bridging of the gap between these two approaches, advocating an interdisciplinary approach that combines traditional security with human security considerations.
- United Nations,
- National Security,
- Human Security
Publication DateJuly 17, 2013
Citation InformationIsaac Kfir. "A Regime in Need of a Balance: The UN Counter-terrorism Regime between Security and Human Rights" ExpressO (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/isaac_kfir/7/