Terrorism and International Law: Accountability, Remedies, and Reform: A Report of the IBA Task Force on Terrorism

ISBN : 9780199589180

Elizabeth Stubbins Bates; Task Force on Terrorism IBA; Richard Goldstone; Eugene Cotran; Gijs de Vries; Julia A. Hall; Juan E. Mendez; Javaid Rehman
304 ページ
182 x 247 mm

Terrorism and International Law: Accountability, Remedies, and Reform A Report of the IBA Task Force on Terrorism examines the developments in international law and practice in a dynamic and often controversial area. Written by Elizabeth Stubbins Bates and edited by a Task Force of world famous jurists chaired by Justice Richard Goldstone, the book analyses the operation and application of international law to terrorism and outlines recommendations for reform. This title covers developments in the counter-terrorism policies and practice of individual states and international and regional organizations. It examines the framework of derogations and national security limitations in international human rights law, as well as clarifying when international humanitarian law applies to terrorism and counter-terrorism. This title provides a global overview of counter-terrorism, including but not restricted to the US-led 'war on terror', by considering case law and examples of state practice from all continents. The chapters cover the framework of international conventions against terrorism; international humanitarian law; international human rights law; the investigation and prosecution of terrorist crimes and of international crimes committed in the course of counter-terrorism; reform in counter-terrorism; and victims' right to a remedy and reparations. The book closes with conclusions and recommendations from the IBA Task Force on areas for reform and focuses on how the international community can ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law when responding to the threat of terrorism.


1. Introduction: Terrorism in International Law
2. Counter-Terrorism in International Humanitarian Law
3. Counter-Terrorism in International Human Rights Law
4. Accountability
5. Victims' Rights to a Remedy and Reparation
6. Reform: Preventing Terrorism in Accordance with International Law
7. Conclusion and Recommendations


Elizabeth Stubbins Bates is a Visiting Fellow at the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).; IBA Task Force: Justice Richard Goldstone (Chair) is the former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and Chair Emeritus at the IBA Human Rights Institute. ; His Honour Professor Judge Eugene Cotran is visiting Professor of Law and chairman of the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. ; Gijs de Vries is Vice-President of the Netherlands Court of Audit and a former EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator. ; Julia A. Hall is a counter-terrorism researcher at Amnesty International and a former senior counter-terrorism counsel, Human Rights Watch. ; Professor Juan E. Mendez is visiting Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law and co-chair of the IBA Human Rights Institute. He is a former President of the International Center for Transitional Justice and of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.; Professor Javaid Rehman is Professor of International Law and Head of Brunel Law School, Brunel University, London.