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Terrorism and the International Legal Order - With Special Reference to the UN, the EU and Cross-Border Aspects

2002 Author: Dr Peter van Krieken, Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands



  • Published: 2002
  • Pages: xvi + 482 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

Terrorism and the International Legal Order introduces the various aspects surrounding the efforts which have been undertaken to enhance cooperation and coordination in the war against terrorism. It deals with jurisdiction and extradition, with the ICC and the ICJ, with safe havens and cross-border aspects.

Van Krieken brings together key documents on terrorism in the context of the international legal order, all preceded by succinct introductions. He pays ample attention to all the UN organs, the Security Council and ECOSOC in particular, and to the European Union and its efforts to harmonize legislation. As the fear exists that the fight against terrorism will erode the human rights regime, Van Krieken puts human rights in the broader context of international law and the quest for peace and justice. But he also extensively addresses the issue of asylum seekers and migrants who may have been, are, or might become involved in terrorism-related acts.

Specific to this book:

  • All relevant arguments and instruments have been presented in an illustrative and accessible manner
  • The author has extensive experience with the United Nations, particularly in war zones and crisis areas (the Middle East, Southern Sudan, Pakistan/Afghanistan to name but a few)
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