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Defining International Terrorism : Between State Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism (Hardcover) (Stella

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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 against

impunity 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

Statute and the principle of complementarity, the Kampala amendments on the crime of

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 interests

and 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 expla

ining how

the ‘State sovereignty’ and ‘Cosmopolitanism’ dynamics have also been of relevance

throughout 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 Un

iversity of Dundee where she

attained the title of Doctor from the School of Law.

Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Series Title: International Criminal Justice
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Stella Margariti
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2017
TCIN: 53005848
UPC: 9789462652033
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-9002
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