Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law - 2001, Volume 4; Volume 2001

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Horst Fischer, Avril McDonald, John Dugard, Hans-Peter Gasser, William Fenrick, Christopher Greenwood, Hortensia Gutierrez Posse
Cambridge University Press, Jan 7, 2011 - Law - 850 pages
The defining moments of 2001, the terrorist attacks of September 11 against the UnitedStatesofAmerica, markedaturningpointininternational lawandrelations. Bytheirscaleandaudaciousness, overnighttheyhelpedtopropeltheissueofint- national terrorism to the top of the international security agenda and particularly that of the USA, with consequences for many branches of international law, including the jus ad bellum, the jus in bello, international law relating to terrorism, international human rights law and international criminal law, that were just beginning to be felt as the year closed. The September 11 attacks were immediately characterised by the United States 3 as an act of war, an armed attack on such ascale asto constitute an armed conflict. Its immediate response was to declare a so-called 'Global War on Terrorism'. Avowedly acting in self-defense, on 7 October the US launched armed attacks against Afghanistan, notbecause Afghanistan wasconsidered tobelegally resp- sible for the September 11 attacks but for harbouring and refusing to surrender members of Al Qaeda, including its leader, Osama Bin Laden, and refusing to dismantle terrorist training camps. Although the main target of the attacks was Al Qaeda, the armed conflict that ensued was an international armed conflict between the US and its allies and the state of Afghanistan, notwithstanding that the US never recognised the Taleban as the government of Afghanistan.
 

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Contents

P G Danchin 3
32
The Normative Software
53
The Purposes
87
Twentyfive Years after the Adoption of Additional Protocol
129
The Evolving Jurisprudence and Practice of East Timors Special Panels
167
Shaping the Twilight Zone
213
The Year in Review
255
International Humanitarian Law the Prohibition of Terrorist Acts and
329
The Conference of High Contracting Parties to The Fourth Geneva
389
The Second Review Conference of the 1980 Convention on Certain
406
The Control System Under the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural
419
CORRESPONDENTS REPORTS
435
DOCUMENTATION
516
Classification Scheme
645
BIBLIOGRAPHY 20002001
779
TABLE OF CASES
801

The Moscow Hostage Crisis in the Light of the Armed Conflict in Chechnya
348
The ICJs Judgment in the Case Concerning the Arrest Warrant of 11 April
373

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