Terrorism, war, and international law the legality of the use of force against Afghanistan in 2001 by Myra Williamson

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  • Intervention (International law) -- History,
  • War (International law) -- History,
  • Terrorism -- Prevention,
  • War on Terrorism, 2001- -- Law and legislation,
  • Afghanistan -- Politics and government

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Includes index.

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Statementby Myra Williamson.
SeriesAshgate international law series
LC ClassificationsKZ6368 .W55 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22666339M
ISBN 109780754674030, 9780754694250
LC Control Number2008047425

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The acts of lawlessness committed on Septem were followed by a 'war on terror'. This book sets out the essential features of the international legal framework against which the '9/11' attacks and the lawfulness of measures taken in response thereto fall to be by: 2 TERRORISM AND INTERNATIONAL LAW war on terrorism.

If, for example, Septem was a crime and not war, then the laws of armed conflict do not apply to the actions of the United States and its allies against al Qaeda and the Taliban militia. That. 'Comprehensive, updated, synthetic and original, these are, in a nutshell, the dominating qualities of this 3rd edition.

The author manages to draw an accurate picture of the Law of War while succeeding in incorporating the basic rules of the jus ad bellum and aspects of the most contemporary issues in international criminal by: 6.

International Law and Terrorism Some ‘Qs & As’ for Operators By Colonel Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF * The events of 11 September present military lawyers—like the rest of the U.S.

Terrorism forces—with a variety of new challenges. Indeed, the war on terrorism raises complex. The best books on Terrorism recommended by Mary Habeck. The Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University picks five books you must read to understand the War on Terror, starting with one that tries to define what terrorism is.

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Saul, B., ‘ Defending “Terrorism”: Justifications and Excuses for Terrorism in International Criminal Law ’, 25 () Australian Yearbook of International Law – Wood, M., ‘ The Interpretation of Security Council Resolutions ’, war () Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, 74Cited by: 1.

The book begins with a clear statement of intent in a short introduction (Chapter 1). Williamson explains that her intention is to evaluate the lawfulness of OEF, but the book ‘is also concerned with the broader picture which encompasses interconnected issues regarding terrorism, war and international law.

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Terrorism is a global phenomenon sometimes closely link to armed conflict; and one which the international community is increasingly facing. Terrorism negates the fundamental principles of humanity as well as the essential principles and objectives of international humanitarian law (IHL).

Get this from a library. Terrorism, war and international law: the legality of the use of force against Afghanistan in [Myra Williamson]. “The Law of Armed Conflict and the War on Terrorism”, in JACQUES Richard B. (ed.), Issues in International Law and Military Operations, in International Law Studies, Vol.

80,pp. GREENWOOD Christopher, “International Law and the ‘War against Terrorism’”, in International Affairs, Vol. 78/2,pp. - International Journal of Law and Information Technology "The book is an important contribution to an ongoing dialogue about the nature of non-state actors operating via 'netwars'.

In that sense, it is valuable in terms for its implications for the current war on terrorism as well as a potential guide for future state/non-state interactions.

The Role of Special Operations Forces in the War on Terror, in The Global War on Terrorism: Assessing the American Response, (John Davis, editor, ). (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Pub. Inc., ). Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Review and New Paradigm, in Transnational Threats: Blending Law Enforcement and Military Strategies.

Before briefly tracing the history of international responses to terrorism, this essay presents observations on the question of definition or nomenclature.

The first quality worth remarking on is the sheer diversity and range of activities encompassed by even restrictive notions of terrorism.

In international law, for example, terrorism is. This chapter considers the relevance of international law within the U.S. legal system to the United States’ initiation and conduct of war, and it also discusses a variety of international law-related issues that have arisen in connection with the “war on terrorism” following the attacks of Septem After briefly reviewing some of the most relevant treaties relating to war and.

It has been accepted for inclusion in Penn State International Law Review by an authorized administrator of Penn State Law eLibrary. For more information, please [email protected] Recommended Citation Pilgrim, Caleb M. () "Terrorism in National and International Law,"Penn State International Law Review: Vol.

8: No. 2, Article 2. For the purposes of this thesis, the following sources will be used: case law of various international courts and tribunals, international conventions, law journals and books, and negotiations of the United Nations regarding the issue of Terrorism, and also, other United Nation documents with regards to terrorism.

For a concise summary of all War Crimes under the Rome Statute, over which the ICC has jurisdiction, and their source in International Humanitarian Law, see the comparative table produced by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Source: Stephen Hall, Principles of International Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 4th ed, ) High Use KC   Looking for more books on military history.

Sign up for the Early Bird Books newsletter and get the best daily ebook deals delivered straight to your inbox. The failure of international law to control terrorism is a matter of great strategic concern. Ineffective methods for dealing with terrorists through the law will inevitably lead to antiterrorist actions more primitive and dangerous than cooperation among sovereign states, including conventional military actions in self-defense, will provide.

International terrorism can be considered the use of psychologically, culturally, morally, or legally “unacceptable” violence, or else the threat to use such force or violence, by state, anti-state or even non-state actors, generally with the intent to achieve or express some form of political, social, economic, or ideological goal, belief.

Distinguish international war and civil war. List the major types of terrorism. Evaluate the law enforcement and structural-reform approaches for dealing with terrorism. War and terrorism are both forms of armed conflict that aim to defeat an opponent. Although war and terrorism have been part of the human experience for thousands of years.

Acknowledgements The Handbook on Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism was fi nalized drawing on texts prepared by Yvon Dandurand (Dean of Research and Industry Liaison, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada; and Senior Associate, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy) under a consultancy.

the approach of the United States against Al Qaeda. The issue of applying international criminal law along with or instead of the laws of war in the combat against terrorism is a complex issue worthy of its own research, which this paper will touch on only to a limited extent in the discussion on war crimes.

See infra part It is also. International law specifi cally addressing terrorism exists within the general framework of international law including international criminal law, international humanitarian law, inter-national human rights law and refugee law.

The need to place actions to combat terrorism in the broader context is clear from the text. War, called armed conflict in contemporary international law, is the older concept.

War is better defined in law than terrorism is, and, at least in law, the term inherently puts two parties on an equal footing. Even for non-international armed conflicts, the applicable international humanitarian law is the same for both by: The lowering of the bar on defining terrorism opens a Pandora’s box of rhetorical combat and normative chaos — precisely the opposite of the consensus America needs to gain international legitimacy for its actions as the war on terrorism continues in the years ahead.

War on terrorism, term used to describe the American-led global counterterrorism campaign launched in response to the Septemattacks. In its scope, expenditure, and impact on international relations, it was comparable to the Cold War, and it represented a new phase in global political relations.

“Terrorism isn't a crime against people or property. It's a crime against our minds, using the death of innocents and destruction of property to make us fearful. Terrorists use the media to magnify their actions and further spread fear.

International human rights law International human rights law is reflected in a number of core international human rights treaties and in customary international law. These treaties include in particular the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International.

Military actions primarily directed against non-combatant targets have also been referred to as state terrorism. For example, the bombing of Guernica has been called an act of terrorism. Other examples of state terrorism may include the World War II bombings of Pearl Harbor, London, Dresden, Chongqing, and Hiroshima.

An act of sabotage, sometimes regarded as an act of terrorism, was the. The Bush administration has literalized its "war" on terrorism, dissolving the legal boundaries between what a government can do in peacetime and what's allowed in war.

This move may have made it easier for Washington to detain or kill suspects, but it has also threatened basic due process rights, thereby endangering us all. This article appears in the Foreign Affairs eBook, "The. This Guide to Law Online comprises a selection of information sources, from that vantage point of the U.S., accessible through the Internet on Terrorism, as well as on War Powers; Money Laundering; and Aviation Safety.

| Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, news, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. Law in the war on international terrorism. Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, © (OCoLC) Online version: Law in the war on international terrorism.

Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. Terrorism and International Law: Accountability, Remedies, and Reform Eugene Cotran, Richard Goldstone, Julia A. Hall, et al ISBN (paper) Oxford University Press, The Politics of Terror: The U.S.

Response to 9/11 William Crotty, editor ISBN (paper) ISBN (paper).War, Terrorism, and the “War on Terror” 3 Jeff McMahan which, in this context, I mean “not morally responsible for a wrong in a way that makes one morally liable to attack as a means of preventing or correcting that wrong.” A second important question about innocence is whether a terrorist act is to be.(1) the term “international terrorism” means activities that— (A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State.

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