Striking a balance in the Age of Terror: how are civil liberties protected in the constitutional frameworks of the United States and Germany and how are they affected by anti-terror legislation? Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Root, Erica
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
  • Governments play a multitude of roles in the lives of their citizens. The roles of security and protection for citizens have always been prime concerns of the State. However, the way in which States look to protect its citizens has changed because of the September 11th attacks and the growing uncertainty of stateless combatants forming terrorist cells with mounting Anti-western sentiment. The vulnerability experienced as a result of these attacks allowed many governments to implement policies that normally not be deemed constitutional by either the United State or German governments. This paper examines what rights and liberties are granted to U.S. and German citizens in their respective Constitutions and how those civil liberties have been challenged and even diminished by anti-terror legislation. I believe that the inherent civil liberties of citizens have been greatly abused by the United States and Germany and that these policies are counter productive in the fight against terrorism.
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