The Interaction of the International Terrorism Suppression Regime and IHL in Domestic Criminal Prosecutions: The UK Experience

in Jinks, Maogoto & Solomon (eds.), Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects, T.M.C. Asser Press (2014, Forthcoming)

15 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2014

Date Written: March 6, 2014

Abstract

This chapter explores the interaction between terrorism suppression and international humanitarian law in the context of domestic terrorism prosecutions. The chapter sketches the relevant terrorism suppression treaty regime and explores the possible interpretations which should be given to regime interaction clauses therein. In particular, this chapter argues that the interaction between terrorism suppression and international humanitarian law dictated by treaty results in both a floor and a ceiling on the exercise of domestic criminal jurisdiction – creating international law limitations on the right of State Parties to criminalise acts of war as ‘terrorism’.

Keywords: terrorism, international humanitarian law, regime interaction, aut dedere aut judicare

Suggested Citation

Trapp, Kimberley Natasha, The Interaction of the International Terrorism Suppression Regime and IHL in Domestic Criminal Prosecutions: The UK Experience (March 6, 2014). in Jinks, Maogoto & Solomon (eds.), Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects, T.M.C. Asser Press (2014, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2405585 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2405585

Kimberley Natasha Trapp (Contact Author)

Faculty of Laws, UCL ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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