Friday, July 27, 2007
This is an interesting oped piece by Michael Burleigh in the Times. Its UK centric as he discusses the status of anti-terrorism measures in the UK, but this quote is, I think, especially important:
One of the puzzles of our time is why Britain scrupulously adheres to the Human Rights Act, when our allies and partners systematically flout the European Convention on Human Rights. Talk of human rights abuses invariably focuses on the US, with sneering TV documentaries about Guantanamo or CIA “extraordinary rendition”. But on much of the Continent they don’t allow civil liberty lawyers to turn terrorism into a risk-free activity.
Robin 3:59 PM