Introduction in 'Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism'

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TERRORISM, B. Saul, ed., Edward Elgar, 2014

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/07

3 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last revised: 29 Sep 2014

See all articles by Ben Saul

Ben Saul

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: January 28, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Saul, Ben, Introduction in 'Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism' (January 28, 2014). RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TERRORISM, B. Saul, ed., Edward Elgar, 2014; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2386470

Ben Saul (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/profiles/ben.saul.php

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
142
Abstract Views
831
rank
215,267
PlumX Metrics