children – fewer, in fact, than thesixty-six killed in
March 1942 (AMBB, 6H72: ‘Réponse aux renseignements demandés par Melle Levenez […] sur les bombardements subis par la Ville de
Boulogne-Billancourt’, 26 January 1945).
42 AMCB, 4H4.36: L’Ouest-Éclair, 9 September 1941; La Dépêche de Brest et
de l’Ouest, 22 January 1942. Thirty-four little boys left for Château-du-Loir
on 21 January; 4H4.36: La Dépêche de Brest et de l’Ouest, 12 February 1943;
Mayor of Brest to M. l’abbé de Petitcorps, 4 October 1963.
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to make the ‘sea change’ that was claimed for it. The
document contains very little focus on promoting a shared future, with
little more than a commitment to providing an additional budget of
£60 million over a five-year period to ‘allow the removal
of peace walls and the creation of a shared future’ (2015: 29).
There is limited detail on how these objectives will be achieved. Eight
pages of the
. ISA, in particular, was criticized as a governmental tool to stifle peaceful political dissent, since the Act gave the government far-reaching powers to detain suspected subversive elements without due process of law. Under the Act, suspected terrorists can be detained for a maximum of sixty days without trial. Furthermore, the Act empowered the Home Minister to issue a two-year detention decree after thesixty-day detention order had lapsed, and the government could extend the detention period indefinitely, until the Home Minister was satisfied that the suspected
their domestic anti-terror laws to comply with the Resolution (Stiles 2006 , 47–48). Preferring a collaborative approach, the UN CTC undertook not to use its enforcement powers, preferring ‘a non-confrontational, collaborative spirit’ (Stiles 2006 ) to assisting states.
The UN CTC’s model proscription law drew, amongst other influences discussed below, from a common law tradition, fitting with thesixty-eight common law jurisdictions of the UN’s 192 members states. The urgency to comply with Resolution 1373 precipitated a profound sea change in global counter
58 J. Reston, ‘Mr. Whiskers’, New York Times , 8 September 1971.
59 J. Reston, ‘Europe in the Spring’, New York Times , 2 April 1972.
60 N. N., ‘How America Looks at Europe’, Time Magazine , 12 March 1973.
61 N. N., ‘Here Comes the “European Idea”’, Time Magazine , 12 March 1973.
62 For an interpretation of the 1970s as a decade of multiple crises P. Jenkins, Decade of Nightmares: The End of theSixties and the Making of Eighties
, by Myles
Harris, a London doctor who had spent some years working in Africa.
Contending that the ‘hatreds run deep and far back into unrecorded
history’, and that the ‘two tribes … have been killing
each other for as long as anybody can remember’, Harris argued
that ‘this frightfulness has been going on all over the continent
since the colonial powers fled it so precipitously in the