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Definition: Security Certificate

anyone not a Canadian citizen can be held on a security certificate if the government can prove they are a threat to Canadian society. Began in 1978 and is controversial because it allows the government to hold someone indefinitely

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Origin: Terrorism

comes from the latin verbs to tremble and to frighten from. Developed in France during the revolution

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Political Terrorism

furtherance of a political cause is the objective. Includes massacre, genocide, assassination, torture etc.

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Definition: Terrorism

The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious or ideological

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Four Waves of International Terrorism (David Rapport)

1) Anarchist Wave
2) Anti-colonial wave
3) The "New left wave"
4)The Religious wave

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Anarchist Wave

(late 19th, early 20th): refused to recognize authority of monarchs and sought to destroy social order

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Anti-colonial wave

(1920s) aimed at national self-determination (Irish rebellion of 1919)

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The "New Left wave"

(1960s): started with Vietnam war and concerned with the notion that the system was not democratic; fighting for 3rd world masses. Hostage taking was used a lot

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The Religious Wave

linked to Iranian revolution (Islam, Sikhs, Punjab); suicide bombings; also happened in Buddhist territories in Asia

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Old Immigrations and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA)

included the security certificate idea which allowed the country to contain someone indefinitely. However, this was not used casually

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New IRPA

included role of the special advocate who is appointed by the government and scrutinizes evidence to ascertain its reasonableness without sharing any of it with the detainee

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IRPA Focus

deals with a distinction between human rights and citizenship rights. State is the entity that guarantees those rights, without them they are meaningless