The Global Patriot Act

September 2011
American Prospect;Sep2011, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p49
The author discusses the impact of the United Nations Global Patriot Act or Resolution 1373. It observes that the act has overlooked the dangerous setbacks to the promotion of human rights protection, democracy and constitutionalism. The absence of a standard definition of terrorism is said to have enabled exploitative leaders into violating due process and privacy rights, exercising absolute powers and silencing political opposition.


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