Author Joyner draws the balance that the member states in the United Nations (UN) do in order to look into the rights of the individual and the security of issue through norm setting, codification of human rights law, as well as the drafting and implementation of human rights rules, and the ways that must be enforced (Joyner, 2004, p. 240). He also states how it is inevitable that in protectin the national security the price paid is the curtailment of human rights and civil liberties where the framework of liberal democracy.
Joyner sees the issue as more than that of national secuirty but also an ussie of values and respect for human dignity. There is a need to understand the causes and remedies of Terrorism itself. This war on terrorism has implications on the people’s rights, including the rights to individual privacy, to free press and speech, and to political participation and appreciation. However, there is an errosion of these basic rights which Hadenius (2001) terms as a “weal citizenship.
” This is an impact on the micro-level administrative provisions such as accountability and trust. (Haque, p. 175). Still, along this line, there are also harsh implications on the macrolevel deomocratic rights. The American concept of foreign policy is said to be substantively directed to the promotion of principles and values that gives distinction to their global identity. But critics are quick to point out the need of policies that are also concerned with the internal as well as the external environments, a clear perception of its national interest. Conclusion
The availability of weapons of mass destructions from rogue states is an alarming reality today, which maybe used against countries that adopt global peace and democracy as a way of life. This makes terrorism not only a threat to democracy, but also to the stability of the world as a whole, and most importantly, the preservation of human race. (Goertzel, 1988). If organized crime is big business, it is only because many so-called law abiding citizens tolerate and support it. Thus it exists through collusion with a considerable part of the government and citizenry.
There is a need for respect for others where society supports the understanding of war against terror. This contributes by identifying the prevailing discontent and resources that looks into its innovative occurrences. It is important that there is a negotiation of risks that will help in eliminating terrorism. (Spence, 2005 p. 284). Then and only then will global peace be achieved.
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