About this book
This book is an attempt to approach the issue of defining international terrorism, proposing
that the most workable way to do so is to achieve due balance between the two principal driving
forces of international law developments: State sovereignty interests and cosmopolitan ideals.
All those who aspire to the promotion of international criminal justice and the fight againstimpunity agree that the formulation of a universal definition of international terrorism will
further enhance the fight against terrorism and offer a universally acceptable legal framework
within which this fight can be conducted.
Discussed in an in-depth manner are, for instance, the UN Charter Provisions, the Rome
aggression, the paradigms of aggression and terrorism, and prominent anti-terrorist
Security Council Resolutions such as Resolution 1368 and Resolution 1373.
The volume broadens the reader’s understanding on how State sovereignty interestsand priorities as well as ideals of cosmopolitanism have influenced the development of
international law in general and international criminal law in particular. Furthermore,
it simplifies the complicated picture of defining international crimes by explaining how
the ‘State sovereignty’ and ‘Cosmopolitanism’ dynamics have also been of relevancethroughout the drafting process of the definition of the crime of aggression for the
purposes of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. In addition, it
equips the reader with an understanding of the reasons behind the lack of an international
definition for terrorism and suggests an appropriate context within which
such a definition can take shape.
It intends to appeal to academics and students with an interest in international criminal
law and the international criminal justice system, international law and security, but
also to anyone with an interest in transnational crime and counter-terrorism.
Stella Margariti has recently graduated from the University of Dundee where she
attained the title of Doctor from the School of Law.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-204-0
- Copyright Information T.M.C. Asser Press and the author 2017
- Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague
- eBook Packages Law and Criminology
- Print ISBN 978-94-6265-203-3
- Online ISBN 978-94-6265-204-0
- Series Print ISSN 2352-6718
- Series Online ISSN 2352-6726
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