In an integrated and interconnected world, the challenge of understanding the evolving security landscape and evaluating possible courses of action is underscored by the necessity to work together. Technology, security and analysis involve the application of theoretical models and concepts that are used in security to understand the security environment and the security theatre. The legal dimension is also a critical component because within a state, without terrorist legislation, there can be no lawful way to imprison terrorists. However, in states such as Libya and North Korea, people who are deemed terrorists do not have to go through a democratic legal process. Indeed, these two states are known for exporting what has come to be called state-sponsored terrorism. Security analyses of these countries’ systems are difficult because of access to data. In this Study Unit, we have assumed that technology systems and platforms are a “given”; and that technology will continue to serve the master that pays for it. The highest bidder controls the use of technology.

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Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights