Enforcing International Law Norms Against Terrorism
Edited by: Andrea Bianchi
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 organizations all cast doubt on the adequacy of the existing political and legal framework to fight terrorism. This book comprehensively analyzes the suitability of existing international legal tools to enforce rules prohibiting terrorism. Contributions from leading experts in international law examine 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.
Publication Date: 11/1/2005