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Enforcing International Law Norms Against Terrorism : Studies in International Law - Andrea Bianchi

Enforcing International Law Norms Against Terrorism

Studies in International Law

By: Andrea Bianchi (Editor)

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The scale and horror of recent terror attacks and the panic which ensued throughout the world has forced policy-makers and international lawyers to re-examine international legal tools available to enforce norms against terrorism. The magnitude of the attacks, the modalities of the operations, the profiles of the terrorists and the transnational structure of some terrorist organisations all cast doubt on the adequacy of the existing political and legal framework to fight terrorism. Due to this perception, governments have increased the intensity of measures to combat terrorist activities such as using military force against States sponsoring terrorism, freezing assets of terrorist organizations, and promulgating national security measures designed to protect the State against would be terrorists. This book comprehensively analyses the suitability of existing international legal tools to enforce rules prohibiting terrorism. Contributions from leading experts in international law examine, among others, questions relating to the proper role of international law in combating terrorism, the legality of covert operations against terrorism, whether the law of armed conflict can be applied to the "war against terror", domestic anti-terror laws and their compatibility with human rights standards, and how to regulate the internet to prevent terrorist usage. In addition, the ways in which States can co-operate together to more effectively investigate terrorist infrastructures and apprehend suspects is focused upon. The interplay between different layers of legal authority at international, regional and domestic levels is also subject to review. This thorough examination of the array of legal means at the international community's disposal to enforce norms against terrorism will allow readers to appreciate the real challenges that terrorism and the responses to it pose to the international legal system.

...the volume very usefully sketches the contours of the ongoing debates within international law over the correct response to terrorism. Karima Bennoune The American Journal of International Law, Vol 100 2006 ...a timely and welcome addition to the literature, and will serve to stimulate and inform debate on issues that are likely to remain of central importance to the international community in the coming years. Chester Brown The Cambridge Law Journal November 2005 [a] rich collection of masterfully written essays. American Society of International Law Newsletter November 2004 ...[offers] insights which both strategists and policy-makers will find useful. The Commonwealth Lawyer, Vol 15, No 2 August 06 ...the volume is more like a manual on post-11 September international terrorism than a simple collection of essays. Pasquale De Sena The European Journal of International Law, Vol 17, No 4 2006

The proper role of international law in combating terrorism
Terrorism and the international legal system : the alleged inadequacy of international law and the quest for an effective response
State sponsors of terrorism : issues of international responsibilityp. 3
The legality of covert operations against terrorism in foreign statesp. 17
The war against terrorism and Jus in Bello : are the Geneva Conventions out of date?p. 25
The treatment of terrorist suspects captured abroad : human rights and humanitarian lawp. 39
Arresting terrorism : criminal jurisdiction and international relationsp. 63
Global, regional and national responses to terrorism : the interplay between different layers of legal authority
The UN security council and international terrorismp. 83
Countering catastrophic terrorism : an American viewp. 103
The action of the European Union to combat international terrorismp. 119
Fighting against international terrorism : the Latin American responsep. 163
International terrorism as an individual crime : jurisdictional issues, human rights standards and beyond
Terrorism as an international crimep. 213
The exercise of criminal jurisdiction over international terroristsp. 227
Terrorism, national measure and international supervisionp. 283
National courts and the 'war on terrorism'p. 307
The rendition of terrorist suspects to the United States : human rights and the limits of international cooperationp. 331
International terrorism and economic activities : old and new challenges for international law enforcement mechanisms
Freezing the assets of international terrorist organisationsp. 377
The fight against the financing of terrorism between judicial and regulatory cooperationp. 415
The Internet and terrorist activitiesp. 453
Cyberterrorism : a new challenge for international lawp. 465
Enforcing international law norms against terrorism : achievements and prospectsp. 491
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ISBN: 9781841135663
ISBN-10: 1841135666
Series: Studies in International Law
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 15th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1