Counterterrorism Law and Practice in the East African Community

Counterterrorism Law and Practice in the East African Community

This book offers a comparative analysis of counter-terrorism law and practice in the East African Community, including compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law.

Author: Christopher E. Bailey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004389892

Category: Law

Page: 344

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This book offers a comparative analysis of counter-terrorism law and practice in the East African Community, including compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law. Bailey offers legal reform recommendations to achieve better compliance with international legal obligations.
Categories: Law

Counter Terrorism

Counter Terrorism

Drawing together an impressive spectrum of legal and non-legal, national and institutional, practitioner, policy, and academic expertise, this book is an essential and comprehensive reference work on counter-terrorism policy, practice, and ...

Author: Ana María Salinas de Frías

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191627811

Category: Law

Page: 1232

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The responses of governments and international institutions to terrorism raise some of the most controversial issues of the twenty-first century. In particular, attempts to balance the desire to achieve security with the safeguarding of human rights and other aspects of the rule of law have proved to be highly contentious. This book is unique, not only in terms of its multinational, multidisciplinary nature, but also due to its truly comprehensive approach. It reviews, and examines, the interrelationship between the four principal elements of the international rule of law framework (international human rights, humanitarian, criminal, and refugee/asylum law) within in which counter-terrorism responses should occur. It focuses primarily on some of the most pressing, emerging, and/or under-researched issues and tensions. These include policy choices associated with meeting security imperatives; the tensions between the criminal justice, or preventive, approach to counter-terrorism and the military approach; the identification of lacunae within existing legal frameworks; and tensions between executive, judicial, and legislative responses. These matters are examined at the national, regional, and international levels. The book addresses a wide spectrum of issues, including analysis of key legal principles; emergency and executive measures; radicalization; governmental and institutional impunity; classification, administration and treatment of battlefield detainees; the use of lethal force ; forms of, and treatment in, detention;non-refoulement; diplomatic assurances; interrogation versus torture; extraordinary rendition; discrimination; justice and reparations for victims of terrorist attacks and security responses; (mis)use of military courts, commissions, and immigration tribunals; judicial and institutional developed and emerging rule of law norms on terrorism; non-judicial oversight by means of democratic accountability; and the identification and analysis of best practices, including inter-regional judicial and other forms of cooperation, and developed practices for the handling and use of sensitive information. Drawing together an impressive spectrum of legal and non-legal, national and institutional, practitioner, policy, and academic expertise, this book is an essential and comprehensive reference work on counter-terrorism policy, practice, and law-making.
Categories: Law

Counter Terrorism Law and Practice

Counter Terrorism Law and Practice

Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice provides in one volume the core documents relating to international counter-terrorism law, together with analytical commentary.

Author: Arvinder Sambei

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199553807

Category: Law

Page: 808

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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice provides in one volume the core documents relating to international counter-terrorism law, together with analytical commentary. The narrative provides the reader with an understanding of issues likely to arise in practice, the key instruments, and the approach of selected jurisdictions.
Categories: Law

Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

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 ...

Author: Ben Saul

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788972222

Category: Law

Page: 752

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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.
Categories: Law

Accountability and Review in the Counter Terrorist State

Accountability and Review in the Counter Terrorist State

This book addresses that gap in knowledge by presenting the first comprehensive, critical analysis of counter-terrorism review in the United Kingdom, informed by exclusive interviews with policy makers, politicians, practitioners and civil ...

Author: Blackbourn, Jessie

Publisher: Bristol University Press

ISBN: 9781529206241

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Counter-terrorism is now a permanent and sprawling part of the legislative and operational apparatus of the state, yet little is known about the law and practice of how it is reviewed, how effective the review mechanisms are, what impact they have, or how they interact with one another. This book addresses that gap in knowledge by presenting the first comprehensive, critical analysis of counter-terrorism review in the United Kingdom, informed by exclusive interviews with policy makers, politicians, practitioners and civil society.
Categories: Law

Counter Terrorism Laws and Freedom of Expression

Counter Terrorism Laws and Freedom of Expression

Counter-Terrorism Laws and Freedom of Expression: Global Perspectives offers critical insight into how counter-terrorism laws have adversely affected journalism practice, digital citizenship, privacy, surveillance, online activism, and ...

Author: Téwodros Workneh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793622174

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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Counter-Terrorism Laws and Freedom of Expression: Global Perspectives offers critical insight into how counter-terrorism laws have adversely affected journalism practice, digital citizenship, privacy, surveillance, online activism, and other forms of freedom of expression
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The OIC the UN and Counter Terrorism Law Making

The OIC  the UN  and Counter Terrorism Law Making

The scope of the book is ambitious, its subject matter is complex, and its sources are many and diverse.

Author: Katja Samuel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781782253044

Category: Law

Page: 618

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The increasingly transnational nature of terrorist activities compels the international community to strengthen the legal framework in which counter-terrorism activities should occur at every level, including that of intergovernmental organizations. This unique, timely, and carefully researched monograph examines one such important yet generally under-researched and poorly understood intergovernmental organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ('OIC', formerly the Organization of the Islamic Conference). In particular, it analyses in depth its institutional counter-terrorism law-making practice, and the relationship between resultant OIC law and comparable UN norms in furtherance of UN Global Counter-Terrorism Stategy goals. Furthermore, it explores two common (mis)assumptions regarding the OIC, namely whether its internal institutional weaknesses mean that its law-making practice is inconsequential at the intergovernmental level; and whether its self-declared Islamic objectives and nature are irrelevant to its institutional practice or are instead reflected within OIC law. Where significant normative tensions are discerned between OIC law and UN law, the monograph explores not only whether these may be explicable, at least in part, by the OIC's Islamic nature, and objectives, but also whether their corresponding institutional legal orders are conflicting or cooperative in nature, and the resultant implications of these findings for international counter-terrorism law- and policy-making. This monograph is expected to appeal especially to national and intergovernmental counter-terrorism practitioners and policy-makers, as well as to scholars concerned with the interaction between international and Islamic law norms. From the Foreword by Professor Ben Saul, The University of Sydney Dr Samuels book must be commended as an original and insightful contribution to international legal scholarship on the OIC, Islamic law, international law, and counter-terrorism. It fills significant gaps in legal knowledge about the vast investment of international and regional effort that has gone into the global counter-terrorism enterprise over many decades, and which accelerated markedly after 9/11. The scope of the book is ambitious, its subject matter is complex, and its sources are many and diverse. Dr Samuel has deployed an appropriate theoretical and empirical methodology, harnessed an intricate knowledge of the field, and brought a balanced judgement to bear, to bring these issues to life.
Categories: Law

International Co Operation Human Rights and Counter Terrorism

International Co Operation Human Rights and Counter Terrorism

This book identifies the key issues of counter-terrorism practice and policy which have arisen in the last decade, and which have major human rights implications.

Author: Christopher Michaelsen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415599806

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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International Co-operation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism provides a comprehensive analysis of international human rights problems and challenges in contemporary counter-terrorism practice and law. This book identifies the key issues of counter-terrorism practice and policy which have arisen in the last decade, and which have major human rights implications. It examines institutional responses of the United Nations as well as specific practices like the targeted killing, sanctioning or expulsion of terrorist suspects and considers relevant developments before domestic and international courts. With this emerging body of international and domestic case law, it is now possible to consider key aspects of contemporary counter-terrorism law and practice with greater authority. Written in a non-legalistic, interdisciplinary and practical manner, International Co-operation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism addresses the emerging trends in international jurisprudence and policy on counter-terrorism with respect to their compatibility with human rights standards. It will be of considerable interests to students, scholars and practitioners in this area.
Categories: Political Science

Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing

Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing

The book focuses on, among other related matters, the relative effectiveness of Nigerian laws in curbing money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as the extent of compliance with international legal standards for combating money ...

Author: Abubakar, Ibrahim Abdul

Publisher: Malthouse Press

ISBN: 9789789476022

Category: Law

Page: 344

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The international community has witnessed the use of increasingly sophisticated methods to move illicit funds through the financial systems across the globe, some of which are used to finance terrorism. The continued abuse of some off-shore financial centres and the proliferation of internet banking have further increased the need for more effective detection and checks on money laundering and terrorist-financing schemes. Left unchecked, some perpetrators expand their criminal pursuits, fostering such illegal activities as corruption, drug trafficking, human trafficking, arms trafficking, smuggling and terrorism. The book focuses on, among other related matters, the relative effectiveness of Nigerian laws in curbing money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as the extent of compliance with international legal standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, including creating a legislative and enforcement framework for the implementation of international instruments for combating both menaces. The general conclusion is, in spite of the efforts, much is still left to be done.
Categories: Law