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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, 36 Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism in Africa

Martin A Ewi, Anton du Plessis

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

Subject(s):
Rule of law — State practice — Nullum crimen sine lege — Aut dedere aut judicare — International criminal law, victims
Terrorism has blighted communities for decades in Africa, traditionally as a domestic threat, which morphed over time to become a sophisticated form of transnational crime that exploits gaps in international and regional cooperation in criminal matters. According to Samuel Makinda, ‘[t]errorism, in its various incarnations, has plagued Africa for several decades. It has manifested itself in various forms, depending on time and space.’ 1 The phenomenon of terrorism has evolved from a highly sensitive and divisive political term to a universally accepted criminal...
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