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Human Rights v Prevention of Terrorism

I posed this question on twitter and didn't get much response. I decided to write about it because i'd really like to hear your thoughts on it.

Anyway...TV/Websites are saturated with news of the intelligence suggesting an attack is planned on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.The thought of it is sickening, and its right to use all of the legal powers available to take preventative action. But it raises an interesting question, and it is this question i posed on twitter earlier today.

If there is an attack on the 11th, would this be justification for challenging human rights derogations? or encouraging more?

It raises a whole load of questions i cant answer, no matter how hard i try. Would it mean that we had not gone far enough? Would it mean that terrorism is unstoppable? Are we at a fork in the road where we must choose between a virtualy total lack of private life, or the continued unmanagable risk of mass casualty terrorism incidents?

I hope nothing happens, but all future terrorost attacks, whenever they happen, will raise this question. I hope that it doesnt give governments more fuel to derrogate from human rights principles...in some ways i would prefer to accept terrorist attacks as a possibility if that meant our human rights are protected.

What do you think?