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Non-State Actors and Terrorism

Applying the Law of State Responsibility and the Due Diligence Principle

Barnidge, Jr., Robert P.

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In our post-11 September world, challenges to international peace and security emanate from non-State actors as never before. Under international law States have an obligation to act with due diligence in confronting non-State actors that engage in terrorism. The author of this book examines the grounds and mechanisms through which a State can bear responsibility for breaching its due diligence obligations in this regard. He explores the question whether a comprehensive definition of terrorism exists and reviews the development of the due diligence principle during the last century. After doing so, the author examines how the due diligence principle operates in the counter-terrorism context by analysing international and regional treaties and Security Council Resolutions. Theoretical issues that arise when interpreting the due diligence principle are also studied. The author concludes by critically engaging with the question whether national security should trump human rights in the fight against terrorism. This book fills a significant gap in the literature. It is principally designed for policy makers, academics, and students of international law.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Due Dilligence Principle - Human Rights - International Security - NGOs - Palestine Liberation Organization - State responsibility - Treaties - non-state actors - terrorism

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law

Table of contents 

Terrorism: Arriving at an Understanding of a Term.- The Due Diligence Principle Under International Law.- The Due Diligence Obligation of States in the Context of Non-State Actors That Engage in Terrorism.- Assessing the Due Diligence Obligation of States in the Context of Non-State Actors That Engage in Terrorism: Theoretical Issues.- Should National Security Trump Human Rights in the Fight Against Terrorism?.- Conclusion.

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