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A Study of Counter-Terrorism Legislation in the US

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2016, 12(8), pp.15-32
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

LEE, HOSOO 1 Jin Bae, Sul 2

1(사) 한국전략문제연구소
2연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to analyze counter-terrorism legislation in the US for the purpose of providing implications on the initiation of anti-terrorism act in Korea. The results of the analysis found the following characteristics of US counter-terrorism legislation. First, the government set up the national system for countering terrorism. Second, it expanded the concept of terrorism. Third, it strengthened the investigative powers pertaining to terrorist acts and national security. Fourth, it increased criminal penalties for terrorist. Fifth, it strengthened surveillance of terrorist funding. Sixth, it created a sharing mechanism for intelligence investigations of crimes. Seventh, it reinforced the protection of citizens and their privacy rights as well as transparency policies. As such, the US government has tried to strengthen national security as well as to protect the citizens' privacy rights through its counter-terrorism legislation. This shows that Korea, which recently enacted an anti-terrorism law, has much to consider regarding the question of how national security and human rights should be balanced.

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