Thursday, September 22, 2005

Bad People

I find myself agreeing with some disreputable people. The European Court of Justice has ruled that the E.U. can freeze the assets of people on the U.N.'s terrorist suspect list. "The defendents argued that their human rights had been breached, because the U.N. had not allowed them to defend themselves before adding their names to the list, and because their was no right of appeal."

Those seem to be very reasonable claims.

The court ruled, "The freezing of funds constitutes one aspect of the United Nations' legitimate fight against international terrorism."

This does not seem very reasonable, as it does not address the claims of the defendants. I'm not saying that the freezing of funds does not constitute a legitimate aspect, but the manner in which it is done is not legitimate.


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