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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook


ISBN13: 9780199553808
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £185.00



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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook provides in a single volume the core documents in international law relating to terrorism, together with analytical commentary. The detailed narrative provides the reader with an understanding of issues likely to arise in practice, for example competing jurisdiction; the impact of human rights law and practice; extradition; handling of MLA requests; and countering the financing of terrorism.

The book also includes the key international and regional counter-terrorism instruments and coverage on the approach of other jurisdictions, particularly important when dealing with issues of international co-operation. The materials cover relevant case law from a range of jurisdictions as well as key documents from international organisations such as FATF.

  • Contains all the key materials along with an expert detailed commentary in one volume
  • Includes a selection of international and regional instruments, including the 16 UN counter-terrorism Conventions and Protocols, relevant UN Security Council resolutions, regional initiatives, and relevant case law from a broad sweep of jurisdictions
  • Detailed, practical narrative covering issues likely to arise both during pre-trial and in the course of the trial including confessions, covertly obtained evidence, reverse burden and detention

Subjects:
Criminal Law, International Criminal Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
Introduction
What is Terrorism?
International Legal Responses to Terrorism
Overview of This Book
2. The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Instruments
Introduction: Development of a Global Legal Regime Against Terrorism
Overview of the UN Counter-Terrorism Instruments
Relevant extracts from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Instruments
3. Criminalization and Jurisdiction
Criminalization
Criminalization of Terrorism Offence in National Laws
United Nations Security Resolution 1373
Principal Terrorist Offences in the UK Reflecting Domestic Implementation of the UN Counter Terrorism Instruments
Jurisdiction
4. Investigations and Prosecutions
Reactive Investigations
Stop & Search
Arrest
Detention
Admissions & Confessions
Bomb/Explosion Scene Management
Proactive Investigations
Covert Methodologies
Membership of a Proscribed Organization
5. Counter-terrorism investigations: Proactive and Reactive
Burden of Proof
Case Management
Disclosure
The Media and Adverse Comment
Hearings in Camera
The Accused's Right of Silence, and Access to Legal Advice
6. Financing of terrorism (including financial investigations)
Introduction
International efforts to combat the financing of terrorism
Key Extracts of Relevant UN Security Council Resolutions
The Financial Action Task Force
Other international initiatives
7. Financing of terrorism - Alternative Remittance Systems
Introduction
What is an alternative remittance system?
FATF Recommendations for Alternative Remittance Systems
Abu Dhabi Conferences
Other Payment Methods
Conclusion
8. Pre-trial and trial issues
International Human Rights Law & International Humanitarian Law
The Sources of IHRL
Extra-territorial Reach of Human Rights Instruments
The Nature of the Rights Engaged
The rights likely to be engaged during the course of an investigation
Privacy, confidentiality and personal information issues
9. Human Rights within the context of counter-terrorism
Introduction
Mutual Legal Assistance: General Principles
Mutual legal assistance or mutual assistance?
Extradition ;