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Week in Review: Does extrajudicial killing of “terrorists” threaten rule of law?
The timing may be just a coincidence. But the coincidence this week of a former Guatemalan minister’s trial in Spain for summary executions of eight gang leaders and questions on the legality of French and American targeted killings of alleged Islamic State terrorists raises a real issue. How can you defend people who are indefensible in the name of a justice system that they neither respect nor practise? The question is as old as democracy…
by François Sergent, JusticeInfo.net, JusticeInfo.Net
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