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Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism, Second Edition

Edited by Ben Saul, Challis Chair of International Law, University of Sydney, Australia; Visiting Chair of Australian Studies, Harvard University, US and Associate Fellow, Chatham House, UK
This newly revised and updated second edition provides a comprehensive overview of international counter-terrorism law and practice. Brand new and revised chapters provide critical commentary on the law from leading scholars and practitioners in the field, including new topics for this edition such as foreign terrorist fighters, the nexus between organized crime and terrorism, and the prevention of violent extremism.
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This newly revised and updated second edition of the Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism provides a comprehensive overview of international counter-terrorism law and practice from the perspectives of human rights, the law of armed conflict, the law on use of force, and international criminal law. Brand new and revised chapters provide critical commentary on the law from leading scholars and practitioners in the field.

Major controversies in the global legal response to terrorism are examined, including up-to-date analyses of the war on terror, drone strikes and targeted killings, torture and rendition, indefinite detention, military trials, and UN Security Council measures and sanctions. New topics for this edition are assessed, focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, the nexus between organized crime and terrorism, and the prevention of violent extremism. Exploring developments from before and after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Research Handbook also includes new analysis of contemporary threats such as Islamic State, and discusses the law of regional organizations and selected national practice.

International law scholars and practitioners, as well as government and United Nations legal advisers, will find this an invaluable reference on a complex area of legal inquiry. It will also prove a critical read for academics and students in international relations, terrorism studies, security studies, war studies, and human rights.
‘The second edition of the Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism edited by Ben Saul belongs first on the desk and thereafter on the bookshelf of every academic or professional expert working on legal issues related to terrorism. Its 46 chapters by eminent scholars and practitioners cover almost all aspects of this complex area and provide useful guidance for anyone wishing to get a comprehensive picture of it, or to delve into any specific issue.’
– Martin Scheinin, European University Institute, Italy
Contributors include: K. Ambos, R. Arnold, J. Atwell, J. Blackbourn, S. Borelli, I. Bottigliero, J. Boulden, E. Chadwick, S. Chesterman, G. Cheung, J. Cockayne, E. Crawford, F. de Londras, M. Di Filippo, A. Du Plessis, H. Duffy, M. Ewi, D. Fidler, M. Flanagan, C. Forcese, G. Gilbert, L. Ginsborg, E. Guild, R. Gunaratna, L.M. Hinojosa-Martínez, J. Huckerby, S. Krähenmann, D. Kretzmer, A. Lynch, G. Mettraux, M. Miedico, C. Murphy, E. Papastavridis, A.R. Perera, M. Porret, J. Rehman, M. Robinson, Y. Ronen, K. Samuel, B. Saul, M. Sossai, L.S. Sunga, A. Timmermann, K. Trapp, C. Walker, S. Weill, L. West, S. Witten, M. Wood, A. Zwitter
Contents:

Preface
Ben Saul

PART I NORMATIVE FRAMEWORKS
1. The definition(s) of terrorism in international law
Marcello Di Filippo

2. Terrorism and customary international law
Kai Ambos and Anina Timmermann

3. Terrorism and the international law of state responsibility
Kimberley Trapp

4. Aviation and international terrorism
Julie Atwell

5. Maritime terrorism in international law
Efthymios Papastavridis

6. Nuclear, chemical and biological terrorism in international law
David Fidler

7. The international law on terrorist financing
Ilias Bantekas

8. The International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings
Samuel Witten

9. The draft United Nations Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism
Amrith Rohan Perera

10. The legal nexus between terrorism and transnational crime
Ben Saul

11. Gender, counter-terrorism and international law
Jayne Huckerby

12. Islam, terrorism and international law
Javaid Rehman

PART II TERRORISM AND CONFLICT
13. Terrorism and the international law on the use of force
Michael Wood

14. Terrorism and international humanitarian law
Ben Saul

15. Terrorism and the international law of occupation
David Kretzmer

16. Terrorism and targeted killings under international law
Emily Crawford

17. Foreign Terrorist Fighters
Sandra Krähenmann

18. Military Courts and Terrorism: The 9/11 Trial before the Guantanamo Bay Military Jurisdiction
Sharon Weill and Mitch Robinson

19. Terrorism, war crimes and the International Criminal Court
Roberta Arnold

20. Terrorism and self-determination
Elizabeth Chadwick

21. Humanitarian action, development and terrorism
Andrej Zwitter

PART III TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS
22. International human rights law and terrorism: An overview
Helen Duffy

23. Extraordinary rendition, counter-terrorism and international law
Silvia Borelli

24. Torture and counter-terrorism
Ben Saul and Mary Flanagan

25. Counter-terrorist detention and international human rights law
Fiona de Londras

26. Terrorism prosecutions and the right to a fair trial
Clive Walker

27. Terrorism and freedom of expression in international law
Yaël Ronen

28. Terrorism, surveillance and privacy
Simon Chesterman

29. Terrorism and international refugee law
Geoff Gilbert

30. Terrorism and migration law
Elspeth Guild

31. Special measures: Terrorism and control orders
Andrew Lynch

32. Judicial supervision of anti-terrorism laws in comparative democracies
Craig Forcese

33. Victims’ redress amid terrorism’s changing tactics and strategies
Ilaria Bottigliero and Lyal S. Sunga

PART IV TERRORISM AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM
34. The United Nations General Assembly and terrorism
Jane Boulden

35. The role of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre
Marc Porret

36. The role of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Terrorism Prevention Branch
Mauro Miedico

37. United Nations measures to address the ‘root causes’ and ‘conditions conducive’ to terrorism, and to prevent violent extremism (PVE): 1972-2019
Ben Saul

38. The United Nations Security Council’s counter-terrorism Al-Qaida sanctions regime: Resolution 1267 and the 1267 Committee
Lisa Ginsborg

39. A critical assessment of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373
Luis Miguel Hinojosa-Martínez

40. The United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Prosecuting terrorism
Guénaël Mettraux

41. Challenges in United Nations counter-terrorism coordination
James Cockayne

PART V TERRORISM AND REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
42. The legal response to terrorism of the European Union and Council of Europe
Cian Murphy

43. The legal response of the Organisation of American States in combating terrorism
Mirko Sossai

44. The legal response to terrorism of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Katja Samuel

45. Counter-terrorism and Pan-Africanism: From non-action to non-indifference
Martin Ewi and Anton Du Plessis

46. Regional legal responses to terrorism in Asia and the Pacific
Rohan Gunaratna and Gloria Cheung

Index