Not in My Front Yard: Security and Resistance to State Responsibility for Extraterritorial Acts and Omissions
Not in My Front Yard: Security and Resistance to State Responsibility for Extraterritorial Acts and Omissions (2009); ISBN: 9789058504333.
Posted: 21 Dec 2017
Date Written: 2009
The world has witnessed the prosecution of the so-called “war on terror”, growth of state sponsored extraordinary rendition, outsourcing of torture and a number of controversial military incursions by larger states into the territory of smaller states. In many cases the state has sought to avoid legal responsibility for the action of its agents and forces by denying the concept of extra-territorial jurisdiction. Human rights organisations and observers argue that this has created a climate of impunity threatening fundamental rights and freedoms hitherto protected by the UN and regional mechanisms.
This important book examines developments in state conduct and the response of international law. It analyses the concept of jurisdiction, territory, the role of humanitarian law, and the purported reach of regional mechanisms in relation to extra-territorial conduct. It provides an up-to-date comparative assessment of the most recent case law in this area. As such, it provides both human rights practitioners and the interested observer with a valuable guide into one of the most important legal, political and ethical issues.
Keywords: Human Rights, Jurisdiction, extraterritorial, Guantanamo
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