One of the most challenging responsibilities confronted by the human society all the world over is to face terrorist threats. In fulfilling this responsibility, the army and government has emphasized in no uncertain terms that ensuring fundamental human rights in these situations does not contradict the obligation of member states to protect their populations from terrorist violence To the contrary, the very purpose of anti-terrorist initiatives is to preserve the fundamental rights and democratic institutions that terrorism seeks to undermine and destroy And through mechanisms such as derogations and restriction clauses, international human rights law recognizes and provides for means by which the restriction or suspension of certain rights law recognizes and provides for means by which the restriction or suspension of certain rights may be necessary in exceptional circumstance to protect human rights and democracy.
The terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001, though extraordinary in their magnitude and horror, have not changed these fundamental precepts. Indeed, now more than ever it is crucial for member states to ensure that their responses to these inexcusable acts of violence honor faithfully the liberties the values upon which the democratic societies of our Hemisphere are built To accept less only furthers the interests offerees that present among the most profound threats to our region in the 21st Century The threat of terrorist attacts frightens people around the world Feelings of insecurity should be taken seriously by the governments Not only because many people have become arbitrary chosen victims of terrorist attacks, but also because both the attacks themselves and these feelings of insecurity can seriously discrupt the society. The call in society for measures against terrorists is strong.