Defining Terrorism in International Law (Oxford Monographs in International Law)
On Sale Now! Save 2% on the Defining Terrorism in International Law (Oxford Monographs in International Law) by Oxford University Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Despite numerous efforts since the 1920s, the international community has failed to define or criminalize 'terrorism' in international law. This book
Defining terrorism as a discrete international crime normatively recognizes and protects vital international community values and interests, symbolically expresses community condemnation, and stigmatizes offenders. Any definition of terrorism must also accommodate reasonable claims to political violence, particularly against repressive governments, and this book examines the range of exceptions, justifications, excuses, defenses and amnesties potentially available to terrorists, as well as purported exceptions such as self-determination struggles, 'State terrorism' and armed conflicts.
While this book seeks to minimize recourse to violence, it recognizes that international law should not become complicit in oppression by criminalizing legitimate forms of political resistance. In the absence of an international definition, the remainder of the book explores how the international community has responded to terrorism in international and 'regional' treaties, the United Nations system, and in customary law. The final part of the book explores the distinctive prohibitions and crime of 'terrorism' in armed conflict under international humanitarian law.
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|Item Weight:||1.26 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.9 x 6.1 x 6.1 inches|
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|Package Size:||6.15 x 0.92 x 0.92 inches|