Author: Ben Saul
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2014-06-27
This Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to examine the prolific body of international laws governing terrorism. It exhaustively covers the global response to terrorism in transnational criminal law, the international law on the
Author: Yonah Alexander
Publisher: Cavendish Pub Limited
Release Date: 2005-06-06
This is the first book to bring together the UK's case law and legislation on combating terrorism at a time when - post-September 11, 2001, and the attacks in Bali in late 2002 - anti-terrorist measures are high on the legal agenda. The United Kingdom's Legal Responses to Terrorism brings all the relevant materials together in one volume making it an essential reference tool for the legal, law enforcement, policy making and academic communities.
Author: United States
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
Release Date: 2002
For the past four decades, the United States was victimized by both domestic and international terrorism. The September 11, 2001 brutal attacks were the most devastating terrorist acts ever recorded in history.The United States federal legal responses to the challenge of terrorism constitute a substantial and far ranging body of statutory law. The materials included in this volume are the most important laws that concern the threat of terrorism. Many of these laws are part of the general criminal and civil laws of the United States and apply to various forms of criminal and civil activity, including, but not limited, to terrorism.The book also incorporated the latest legislation, the U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. Terrorism-related topics include aliens and nationality; armed forces; crimes and criminal procedure; aviation; biological and chemical weapons; foreign relations, antiterrorism assistance, diplomatic security, judiciary and judicial procedure; shipping; transportation; and war and national defense.
Author: Andrea Bianchi
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Release Date: 2004
This work comprehensively analyses 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.
Author: Roza Pati
Release Date: 2009-11-23
This book is unique as it comprehensively analyzes the international guarantees of due process in criminal law ranging from arrest and detention to other pre-trial procedures to the trial itself and appeals, both in times of normalcy and in times of emergency, against the background of the “Global War on Terror.” Relevant jurisprudence of universal and regional human rights systems is complemented by pertinent customary international law, including humanitarian law, and pertinent guarantees in the hybrid systems of international criminal tribunals. These international due process norms are then compared with pertinent United States criminal procedure, both in times of peace and times of emergency, including the most recent treatment and adjudication of terrorist suspects in Guantánamo and beyond. The book ends with an appraisal of these past measures of counter-terrorism and recommendations regarding the proper balance to be struck between the due process interests of the accused and the security interests of the community.
Author: Ronald D. Crelinsten
Release Date: 2012-11-12
This volume combines case studies of national responses to terrorism with analyses of conceptual, political, economic and data-collection problems surrounding the control of terrorism in democratic societies over the last 25 years.
In the post '9/11' legal and political environment, Islam and Muslims have been associated with terrorism. Islamic civilization has increasingly been characterized as backward, insular, stagnant and unable to deal with the demands of the 21st century, and differences and schisms between Islam and the west are being perceived as monumental and insurmountable. '9/11' terrorist attacks have unfortunately provided vital ammunition to the critics of Islam and those who champion a 'clash of civilizations'. In this original and incisive study, the author investigates the relationship between Islamic law, states practices and international terrorism. It presents a detailed analysis of the sources of Islamic law and reviews the concepts of Jihad, religious freedom and minority rights within Sharia and Siyar. In eradicating existing misconceptions, the book provides a thorough commentary of the contributions made by Islamic states in the development of international law, including norms on the prohibition of terrorism. It presents a lucid debate on such key issues within classical and modern Islamic State practices as diplomatic immunities, prohibitions on hostage-taking, aerial and maritime terrorism, and the financing of terrorism. The book surveys the unfairness and injustices within international lawâ??a legal system dominated and operated at the behest of a select band of powerful states. It forewarns that unilateralism and the undermining of human rights values in the name of the 'war on terrorism' is producing powerful reactions within Muslim states.