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PART I OVERARCHING ELEMENTS, 5 INTERNATIONAL MEASURES TO PREVENT TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION

From: Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terrorism

Louise Doswald-Beck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 February 2024

Just as international humanitarian law (IHL) has been developed to deal specifically with armed conflicts, the international community has developed a number of measures to deal with terrorism that is not a purely internal criminality problem. The requirement to try to prevent terrorist acts and to prosecute those responsible is, of course, a duty of governments based on their due diligence obligations, most notably to protect the right to life. This has become all the more urgent given the increased ease of international communication that has facilitated...
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