Winter 2003 - Laws of War

Introduction: Wars and Terrorism Threaten Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Introduction

Introduction: Wars and Terrorism Threaten Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Lawyers can perform valuable service by carefully deconstructing the rage and the rhetoric of those in power, which is why this issue of Human Rights is so valuable. The nation’s lawyers, as de Tocqueville noted in the 1830s, can calm the passions of the multitude and redirect the attention of the country to the moral foundations embedded in the nation’s basic legal documents.

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