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Judicial Review of National Security

David Scharia


In recent years, countries around the world introduced numerous national security programs and military campaigns. Yet, very few of these measures, despite the complex legal questions they raise, have been the subject of rigorous judicial review, much less so in a time that could actually affect the situation on the ground. There are good reasons for this judicial absence, which are discussed. Nevertheless, the absence of real-time review has enormous effect on both human rights and national security. The Israeli Supreme Court provides an excellent case study of a different approach. Its activ ... More

Keywords: national security, Israeli Supreme Court, dialogue, real-time, judicial review, terrorism, advice-giving, signaling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199393367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Scharia, author
Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, at the United Nations Security Council

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