Civil Liability of Corporate and Non-State Aiders and Abettors of International Terrorism as an Evolving Notion Under International Law

Journal of Inernational Commercial Law and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011

2 Pages Posted: 25 May 2011 Last revised: 11 Aug 2012

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Sascha Dov Bachmann

Bournemouth University - The Media School; Swedish Defence University (FHS); Bournemouth University

Date Written: May 19, 2011

Abstract

Global terrorist activities require financial economic support and a way to combat terrorism is to limit access to such funding. Terrorist financing is a global problem which is closely linked to money laundering and requires a well-coordinated, multilateral response through international bodies, such as the United Nations Security Council, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of the OECD, as well as the use of civil litigation by victims against terrorist groups and their sponsors. The proactive role of corporations, such as banks (cf. the US Arab Bank case) and other entities (cf. SNCB Securities), as well as individuals play as aiders and abettors in financing international terrorism is well known and documented. This article aims to outline the evolving notion of corporate responsibility for human rights violations and acts of terrorism as a legal option for the individual victim of terrorism to achieve some form of justice. This article provides an overview of the current anti terrorism litigation under international and US law and introduces the idea of a new international court for the adjudication of such international torts.

Keywords: terrorism, litigation, human rights litigation, 9/11, Israel, Hamas

Suggested Citation

Bachmann, Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir, Civil Liability of Corporate and Non-State Aiders and Abettors of International Terrorism as an Evolving Notion Under International Law (May 19, 2011). Journal of Inernational Commercial Law and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846432

Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir Bachmann (Contact Author)

Bournemouth University - The Media School ( email )

Bournemouth, BH12 5BB
United Kingdom

Swedish Defence University (FHS) ( email )

114 28, Drottning Kristinas väg 37
Stockholm, 114 28
Sweden

HOME PAGE: http://https://bournemouth.academia.edu/SaschaDominikBachmann

Bournemouth University ( email )

Bournemouth, BH1
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/sbachmann

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