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New Zealand’s Anti-Terrorism Campaign: Balancing Civil Liberties, National Security and International Responsibilities

Prepared by John Smith, December 2003

About the author

John Smith is Associate Director of the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control in Washington, DC, which implements US sanctions programs against certain countries, regime leaders, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, terrorists, and narco-traffickers. Prior to joining the Treasury Department in 2007, John served as an expert for the United Nations Security Council's Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee. From 1999 to 2004, John was a trial attorney for the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice, defending the constitutionality of federal programs and statutes against legal challenges. John is a 1993 graduate of Columbia University School of Law in New York and a 1986 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, with degrees in journalism and political science. During John's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Ministry of Justice in Wellington, where he researched the effects and effectiveness of New Zealand's post-9/11 anti-terrorism measures.

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