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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part IV Judicial Responses, 32 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorist Responses

Rod Rastan

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
Judicial assistance — Terrorism — Individual criminal responsibility — War crimes — Genocide — Prosecutors — Appeals Chamber — Pre-Trial Chamber — International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction — International Criminal Court (ICC) — International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) — International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
This chapter will examine the role of international courts and tribunals in enforcing individual criminal responsibility for terrorist acts by non-state actors as well as for governmental counter-terrorist responses where rule of law principles have been violated. International criminal courts typically deal with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Nonetheless, terrorist acts and government responses to them may fall within the scope of international jurisdiction, where the relevant contextual parameters are satisfied. As will be seen, the existing...
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