The 'war on terror' and the framework of international law / Helen Duffy.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
lxxvi, 993 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction 'Terrorism' in international law International responsibility, terrorism and counter-terrorism Criminal justice The use of force International humanitarian law International human rights law Case study I : Guantánamo Bay detentions under international human rights and humanitarian law Case study II : Osama bin Laden 'justice done'? Case study III : extraordinary rendition The role of the courts : human rights litigation in the 'war on terror' Conclusion.
"Acts of international terrorism, such as the atrocities committed on 11 September 2001 ('9/11') and others since then, highlight the critical importance of the international rule of law and the terrible consequences of its disregard. Ultimately, however, the impact of such attacks depends on the responses to them, and in turn on the reaction to those responses. To the extent that the lawlessness of terrorism is met with unlawfulness, unlawfulness with impunity, the long-term implications for the rule of law, and the peace, stability and justice it serves, will be grave"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 938-965) and index.
KZ6795.T47 D84 2015
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