International Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism: The United Nations and Regional Organizations in the Fight Against Terrorism

International Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism: The United Nations and Regional Organizations in the Fight Against Terrorism

By: Professor Giuseppe Nesi (editor)Hardback

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This volume provides a timely analysis of global and regional responses to international terrorism. The work assesses the role of the United Nations and its various organs, particularly the General Assembly and the Security Council, and discusses the key legal issues. The second part of the book examines the activity of regional organizations both in their own right as well as their interaction with the UN. The volume concludes with a discussion of whether, to what extent and how the fight against terrorism has encroached upon fundamental rules of international law such as the international protection of human rights or the use of force among states. The volume is the latest in a series drawing on the presentations of high ranking scholars, diplomats and representatives of international organizations. The result is a stimulating and thought-provoking book which will be of interest to researchers and policy-makers alike.

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Giuseppe Nesi is the Legal Advisor of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in New York, USA. He is also Professor of Law at the University of Trento, Italy, and editor of The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A Challenge to Impunity (2001) and The International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression (2004), both published by Ashgate.


Contents: The United Nations and the Fight Against International Terrorism: The UN Conventions on the prevention and suppression of international terrorism, Andrea Gioia; Terrorism as an international crime, Jordan P. Paust; The definition of the crime of terrorism, Gerhard Hafner; The UN, human rights and counter-terrorism, Kalliopi Koufa; The Security Council's role: problems and prospects in the fight against terrorism, Alexander Marschik; Resolution 1373 and the CTC: the Security Council's capacity-building, Eric Rosand; The UN Security Council's (broad) interpretation of the notion of threat to the peace in counter-terrorism, Valeria Santori; The political offence concept in regional and international conventions relating to terrorism, Michael De Feo; Terrorism as a crime against humanity under the ICC Statute, Roberta Arnold. Prevention and Suppression of the International Terrorism in the Regional Famework: The Council of Europe, Roberto Bellelli; The organization of American States, Renan Villacis; The league of Arab states, Mahmoud Samy; Organization of the Islamic Conference, Mahmoud Hmoud; The African Union, Allieu Ibrahim Kanu; NATO, Marco Pertile; The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Pietro Gargiulo; The European Union, Patrizia De Cesari; The European Union and human rights, Egeria Nalin. Terrorism, International Security and the Use of Force: Panel discussion, participants: Georges Abi-Saab, Giuseppe Nesi, Jordan J. Paust, Ugo Villani, Elizabeth Wilmshurst; Relevant international documents, Marco Pertile; Bibliography, Valeria Santori; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780754647553
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9780754647553
  • weight: 633
  • ISBN10: 0754647552

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