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Canadian National Security Law

Critical analysis of the concept of national security defined as the protection and preservation of a state's values, institutions and the well-being of its citizens in the face of such threats as armed attack, terrorism, natural disasters or other emergencies. Examination of Canadian and international laws governing efforts to preserve national security. The laws of the United States, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions will also figure in the discussion. The conflict between national security imperatives and human and civil rights at both the international and national level will be a key preoccupation of the course.