Introduction in 'Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism'
RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TERRORISM, B. Saul, ed., Edward Elgar, 2014
3 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last revised: 29 Sep 2014
Date Written: January 28, 2014
This article is the introduction to the book ‘Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism’, a collection of essays surveying key norms and institutions across the whole field of terrorism and counter-terrorism and edited by the author. While terrorism was traditionally considered chiefly a domestic law enforcement problem, the dramatic events of 9/11 transformed terrorism into an issue widely regarded as a challenge to global security. This shift has prompted the development of new, universal obligations on States, and the application of existing branches of international law to the issue. The accretion of international norms and practices on terrorism has made it possible to speak of a discernible body of 'international counter-terrorism law', despite such legal regime being open-textured, fragmented, and constantly changing in shape.
Keywords: Terrorism, international law, counter-terrorism law, security
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30, K33
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