Norms and ethics in security preparedness

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Lidén, Kristoffer (2018) Norms and ethics in security preparedness, SOURCE Societal Security Network. .

This report analyses ethical and human rights issues raised by actions taken in preparation for security threats, taking into account the internal/external dimension of security. It raises ten ethical problems in security preparedness and discusses these from different ethical perspectives. Then, two sets of prescriptive principles for preparedness are considered against the background of the ethical problems and perspectives. Finally, a framework for ethical reflection on security preparedness is proposed, with a view to harmonising policies and practices with fundamental principles of human rights.