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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 V Non-Judicial Responses, 35 Strengthening Interstate Cooperation

Michèle Coninsx

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Prosecution — National liberation movements
In the European Union (EU), the fight against terrorism remains mainly the responsibility of its Member States. At the judicial level, domestic authorities conduct criminal investigations and prosecutions, and trials take place before the national courts. When terrorist organizations undertake their criminal activities in different EU Member States, the limitations derived from the principles of sovereignty and territoriality hamper the judicial authorities from getting an overview of the criminal phenomena, and make it difficult to bring to court the suspects of...
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