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Part I Counter-terrorism and The Rule of Law Framework, 7 Armed Conflict and Terrorism

Jelena Pejic

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Armed conflict, international — Prisoners of war — Conduct of hostilities — Aut dedere aut judicare — Individual criminal responsibility — Actus reus — Travaux préparatoires
Neither armed conflict nor terrorism are new forms of violence. Both have existed for hundreds of years and have for the most part been understood to be separate phenomena, as demonstrated by the different legal frameworks that have evolved to regulate them. The perception that war and terrorism differ was radically altered by the attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent launching of the so-called ‘global war on terrorism’. While that moniker is no longer in official circulation, the resultant blurring of armed conflict and terrorism persists. The years of conflated use...
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