Vol 6, No 1

JANUARI - APRIL

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20961/yustisia.v6i1

The United Kingdom raised its terrorism threat level to "critical" -- the highest level -- for the first time in a decade. This is due to the terrorism attacts on May 28, 2017. Police identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide attacker who detonated a bomb as throngs of teenagers poured out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people. This accident reminds us of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York that made Washington fought against terrorism and listed this issue in a top political priority for the international community. On 28 September 2001, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1373 under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which calling upon states to implement more effective counter-terrorism measures at the national level and to increase international co-operation in the struggle against terrorism. The Resolution created the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) to monitor actions on this issue and to receive reports from states on measures taken.  When all nations have started to focus their power and resources on protecting and preserving human life instead of taking it, the world is remained to see the true efforts to be made in countering terrorism.

It has been strategy and serpentine tactics of governments to create a problem then offer the solution. As we are witnessing all over the world, the Middle East in particular, the disparity and gap between government and its people have became so colossal to the degree of incurable, unless any drastic measures are taken immediately. Poverty, lack of education, religious persecution, radicalism, economic turmoil, social suppression, and oppression of refined liberties and freedoms – specifically the minorities - sows the seeds of terrorism, and thus counter-terrorism. There is a disturbing trend of more and more restrictions of citizen’s freedoms. People are being stripped of their rights in the name of security. What greater right is there than a right to life? And so-called counter-terrorism takes more life annually than terrorism itself. In addition to civilian casualties, governments insidiously conspire to abuse other basic rights in the name of fighting terrorism; they tightened security to an unreasonable degree, impose petty rules and regulations, and censor the masses, hence, creating police States devoid of freedom and instilled with fear - the perfect breeding grounds for terrorism. Thus, we are faced with a vicious cycle: counter-terrorism breeds more terrorism, then more terrorism breeds more counter-terrorism, and so on.

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Articles

Bambang Waluyo, R. Narendra Jatna, Jamal Wiwoho
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Sulistyanta ,, Aksi Sinurat, Jauhari Effendi, Fatma Ayu Jati Putri
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Ani Purwanti
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Arie Afriansyah, Elisabeth Ardiastuti
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Djuwityastuti -, Wida Astuti
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Pujiyono -, Syarief Toha
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Maria Madalina, Kukuh Tejomurti, Winarno Budyatmojo
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Prasetyo Hadi Purwandoko, M. Najib Imanullah
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Harisudin -, Sudarmo -, Rino Ardhian Nugroho
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Rahayu Hartini
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Muh. Alfian
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Ismunarno -, Rofikah -, Sabar Slamet
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Bambang Ali Kusumo
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