Indirect Responsibility for Terrorist Acts
Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: Marja Letho
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-12 - Publisher: BRILL

The book offers several perspectives to the analysis of the expansion and diversification of international legal responses to terrorism. It focuses, in particular, on the move during the past decade towards more indirect forms of responsibility.
International Responsibility for Terrorist Acts
Language: en
Pages: 558
Authors: Marja Lehto
Categories: Terrorism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

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International Law in Namibia
Language: en
Pages: 452
Authors: Prince Zongwe
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-22 - Publisher: African Books Collective

This book provides readers with the knowledge necessary to fully understand how international law carved the history and life of Namibia. It observes that Namibia has benefited from and contributed to international law in a way that shaped that country’s political and socio-economic development and to an extent that few other countries experienced. For many a year since Namibia achieved Independence on 21 March 1990 and established the Faculty of Law at the University of Namibia in 1992, students and lecturers have relied on materials from South Africa, despite the fact that Namibian law has since then grown apart from its South African heritage. It is high time for lecturers and students in Namibia to teach and learn with a textbook that analyses international law from the distinct standpoint of Namibia and that views the nation’s legal interactions with other states through its own prism! And this textbook aims to do just that. Through its 19 chapters, this book informs readers about international law, its sources, international treaties, Namibian statehood, dispute resolution, the use of force, human rights, Namibia’s economic relations with the outside world (including the Southern African Customs Union), and the law of the sea. Namibian courts have in their own way followed the rules of international law scrupulously, but – as this book shows – international law nonetheless remains the source of Namibian law that lawyers apply the least. Accordingly, this book underlines the significance, the practical utility, and the relevance of international law in the unique Namibian context.
The ‘War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law
Language: en
Authors: Helen Duffy
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Helen Duffy's analysis of international law and practice in relation to terrorism and counter-terrorism provides a framework for analysing the lawfulness of the many legislative, policy and judicial developments which have proliferated since 9/11. Among the many specific issues she addresses are targeted killings and the death of Osama bin Laden, detentions (including Guantanamo Bay), sanctions regimes, surveillance, extraordinary renditions, the prohibition on 'association' or 'support' for terrorism and the evolving preventive role of criminal law. She also considers the unfolding responses to political and judicial wrongs committed in the war on terror, such as the impact of the courts on human rights protection. While exploring areas of controversy, uncertainty and flux, she questions post-9/11 allegations of gaping holes, inadequacies or transformation in the international legal order and concludes by highlighting characteristics of the 'war on terror' and questioning its longer term implications.
State Responsibility in the International Legal Order
Language: en
Authors: Katja Creutz
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

State responsibility in international law is considered one of the cornerstones of the field. For a long time it remained the exclusive responsibility system due to the primacy of States as subjects of international law. Its unique position has nonetheless been challenged by several developments both within and outside the international legal order, such as the rise of alternative responsibility ideas and practices, as well as globalization and its consequences. This book adopts a critical and holistic approach to the law of State responsibility and analyzes the functionality of the general rules of State responsibility in a changed international landscape characterized by the fragmentation of responsibility. It is argued that State responsibility is not equally relevant across the broad spectrum of international obligations, and that alternative constructions of responsibility, namely international criminal law and international liability, have increased in standing.
Annuaire Canadien de Droit International
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: John H. Currie, Ren Provost
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-01 - Publisher: UBC Press

This is the fiftieth volume of The Canadian Yearbook of International Law. The contents of this special anniversary edition reflect the diversity of Canadian and international thought, opinion, and practice on current problems of international law. Included are a retrospective examination of Canadian approaches and contributions to international law during the Yearbook's first fifty years as well as cutting-edge analyses and commentary on a wide range of issues, such as the use of battlefield biometrics, the cultural dimensions of sustainable development, Omar Khadr's combatancy and child-soldier status, and immunities for gross violations of international human rights.
State Responsibility for International Terrorism
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Kimberley N. Trapp
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-02 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

The rules of state responsibility have an important but under-utilized role to play in the terrorism context. They determine both whether a breach of primary obligations has occurred, through the rules of attribution, and the consequences which flow from that breach, including the possible adoption of responsive measures by injured states. This book explores the substantive international legal obligations and rules of state responsibility applicable to international terrorism and examines the problems and prospects for effectively holding states responsible for internationally wrongful acts related to terrorism. In particular, it analyses the way in which the implementation of state responsibility for international terrorism may be affected by the self-determination debate, any applicable lex specialis (including the jus in bello), and sub-systems of international law (such as the WTO-), as well as the interaction between determinations of individual criminal responsibility and the implementation of state responsibility. The international community has responded to the threat of international terrorism both through a security/jus ad bellum paradigm and by creating an international criminal law framework to address the conduct of non-state terrorist actors. The secondary rules of state responsibility analysed in this book cut across both approaches as they apply, whether states breaching their primary obligations relating to terrorism through participation in or a failure to prevent or punish terrorism. While this book identifies a number of problems in implementing state responsibility for international terrorism, it also highlights the prospects for the rules of state responsibility to make a crucial contribution to maintaining respect for obligations which lie at the very foundations of the contemporary international legal order, and to restoring the relationships between states if those obligations are breached.
Cyber-Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: Yaroslav Radziwill
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-24 - Publisher: BRILL

Cyber-Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law reveals elements of existing jus ad bellum and jus in bello regimes that are unable to accommodate the threats posed by cyber-attacks. It maps out legal gaps, deficiencies, and uncertainties, which international actors may seek to exploit to their political benefit.
Speculative Security
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Marieke de Goede
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Does following the money create security or undermine it?
Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order
Language: en
Authors: Larissa van den Herik, Nico Schrijver
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-18 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few events have influenced our global order as intensely as the events of September 11, 2001. At various levels in the past ten years, persistent attempts have been made to address the threat of terrorism, yet there is still urgent need for a joint and coherent application of a variety of regulations relating to international criminal justice co-operation, the use of force and international human rights law. In an important contribution to international discourse, Larissa van den Herik and Nico Schrijver examine the relationship between different branches of international law and their applicability to the problem of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Using a unique combination of academic perspectives, practitioners' insights and a comprehensive three-part approach, Counter-terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order offers sound policy recommendations alongside thorough analysis of the state of international law regarding terrorism and provides fresh insights against the backdrop of recent practice.
Due Diligence Obligations in International Human Rights Law
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Maria Monnheimer
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An analytical framework of due diligence obligations to address the increasing prevalence of non-State human rights risks.
Public Liability in EU Law
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Pekka Aalto
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Over the last two decades public law liability for breach of European Union law has been subject to remarkable developments. This book examines the convergence between its two constituent systems: the damages liability of the EU and that of its Member States for failing to comply with EU rules. Member State liability, based as it is on the Francovich case (1991) and Brasserie du Pêcheur and Factortame (1996) judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is well established. But it is yet to be closely scrutinised by reference to the detailed rules on the liability of the European Union. The focus of the book is on the two key legal criteria that are common to both systems, namely the grant of rights to individuals by EU law and the notion of sufficiently serious breach of such rights. The analysis concentrates on developments in the case law of the ECJ and the General Court since the Bergaderm judgment (2000), which consolidated the convergence of the two liability systems that was first indicated in Brasserie du Pêcheur and Factortame. These two criteria are set side by side to evaluate the extent, in real terms, of the convergence of Member State and EU institutional damages liability, and to determine the extent to which one has influenced the other. This book shows that although full convergence between the two liability systems is not likely, each stream of case law should look to the other more actively as this important element of EU remedial law develops. Convergence in EU law public liability is supported by developments in adjacent areas, most notably European tort law and European administrative law. This study also illustrates how convergence in the EU liability systems to date has had spill-over effects into national public liability law.