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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The 'War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law 2nd ed isbn 9781107601727

The 'War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law


ISBN13: 9780521547352
ISBN: 0521547350
New Edition ISBN: 9781107601727
Published: August 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780521838504



The acts of lawlessness committed on September 11, 2001 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 assessed. It addresses, in an accessible manner, relevant law in relation to: 'terrorism', questions as to 'responsibility' for it, the criminal law framework, lawful constraints on the use of force, the humanitarian law that governs in armed conflict, and international human rights law. It indicates the existence of a legal framework capable of addressing events such as '9/11' and governing responses thereto. The author examines the compatibility of the 'war on terror' with this legal framework, and questions the implications for states responsible for violations, for third states and for the international rule of law more broadly than addressed in other books.

Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Part I:
1. Introduction
2. 'Terrorism' in international law
3. International responsibility and terrorism
Part II:
4. Criminal justice: the legal framework
Addendum to 4. Criminal justice in practice post September 11
5. Peaceful resolution of disputes and use of force: the legal framework
Addendum to 5. The use of force post September 11
Part III:
6. International humanitarian law: the legal framework
Addendum to 6. International humanitarian law and the 'war on terror'
7. International human rights law: the legal framework
Addendum to 7. Human rights and security post September 11
8. Case study: Guantanamo Bay detentions under international human rights and humanitarian law
9. Conclusion.