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VOL. XVII, Issue 4

National Security Dynamics: From Administrative to Preventive Detention in Israel's Counter-terrorism Landscape

Administrative detention, a controversial counter-terrorism measure, empowers authorities to detain individuals without charge or trial, drawing criticism for potential rights violations. This article addresses these concerns, focusing on the unique challenge of separating powers. It provides a detailed overview of administrative detention, exploring its historical, legal, and rational foundations and characteristics. Advocating for comprehensive reform in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including court-ordered preventive detention and special advocates, the article strives to harmonise detainees’ rights and national security. This reform aspires to ensure the equitable application of administrative detention, with potential implications for other states.

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The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is a think-and-do tank based in The Hague, Netherlands. We provide research, policy advice, training and other solutions to support better counter-terrorism policies and practices worldwide. We also contribute to the scientific and publi.…