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.

part |2 pages

Part I The United Nations and the Fight Against International Terrorism

chapter 3|12 pages

The Defi nition of the Crime of Terrorism

ByGerhard Hafner

chapter 4|24 pages

The UN, Human Rights and Counter-terrorism

ByKalliopi Koufa

chapter 9|18 pages

Terrorism as a Crime Against Humanity under the ICC Statute

ByRoberta Arnold

part |2 pages

Part II Prevention and Suppression of International Terrorism in the Regional Framework

chapter 10|8 pages

The Council of Europe

ByRoberto Bellelli

chapter 11|6 pages

The Organization of American States

ByRenan Villacis

chapter 12|6 pages

The League of Arab States

ByMahmoud Samy

chapter 14|6 pages

The African Union

ByAllieu Ibrahim Kanu

chapter 15|18 pages


ByMarco Pertile

chapter 16|12 pages

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

ByPietro Gargiulo

chapter 17|24 pages

The European Union

ByPatrizia De Cesari

part |2 pages

Part III Terrorism, International Security and the Use of Force

chapter 19|30 pages

Panel Discussion

ByParticipants: Georges Abi-Saab, Giuseppe Nesi, Jordan J. Paust, Ugo Villani, Elizabeth Wilmshurst