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Law After Ground Zero

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Edited by: John Strawson

ISBN13: 9781904385028
ISBN: 1904385028
Published: November 2002
Publisher: Glasshouse Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.99

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Following the events of September 11, a new legal order is emerging in which the 'terrorist threat' has been used as justification to marginalise human rights. This collection of themed essays offers an emphatic defence to the threats confronting our human rights culture.

In analysing the role of the United Nations, the conduct of the Afghan war, domestic anti-terrorist legislation and the new debate about Islamic law, Law after Ground Zero demonstrates the future challenges that law will face within our global society. It also offers accounts of how events have impacted on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Iraq and Afghanistan itself, as well as debates about international law, human rights and women's rights.

This unique work will interest those studying or researching in the areas of international law, human rights and humanitarian law, international relations, politics, critical legal studies, Islamic law, culture and socio-legal studies.

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Public International Law
Introduction: In the name of the law
Law's first strike: The degradation of international law?
Postmodern just wars: Kosovo, Afghanistan and the new world order
Enduring right
The terrors of freedom: the sovereignty of states and the freedom to fear
The ground of rightsCuba and the axis of evil
Al Qa'ida: terrorists or irregulars?
International refugee law: excluding the Palestinians
Islamic feminism, possibilities and limitations
The balancing act: counter-terrorism and civil liberties in British ant-terrorism law
Ground zero's prospects: Locating ground zero: caught between the narratives of crime and war
September 11 and American policy in the Middle East
Palestine/Israel: conflict at the crossroads
Jirga: power and traditional conflict resolution in Afghanistan
Islamic law and the English press.