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Defining International Terrorism : Between State Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism

Defining International Terrorism : Between State Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism
Defining International Terrorism
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  • Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- Abstract -- 1.1 Definitions of International Crimes, State Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism -- 1.2 Why Do We Need a Definition for Terrorism? -- 1.3 Terrorism and the ICC: Why Terrorism Was Not Included into the Rome Statute -- 1.3.1 Efforts to Include Terrorism into the Rome Statute -- 1.3.2 Why Terrorism Was Not Included into the Rome Statute -- 1.4 State Sovereignty Theories and International Law -- 1.4.1 State-Centric Theory and Cosmopolitanism in International Law -- 1.4.2 Procedural and Substantive Issues of the Relationship Between State Sovereignty and International Criminal Law -- 1.5 The Architecture of the Book: The Interplay Between State Sovereignty Theories and Cosmopolitanism on the Process of Criminalisation and Definition of Aggression and Terrorism -- References -- 2 State Sovereignty, Cosmopolitanism and the International Criminal Court -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The Two Theories -- 2.2.1 The Traditional State-Centric Theory About the Relationship Between Sovereignty and International Law -- 2.2.2 Cosmopolitan Theory and International Law -- 2.3 Sovereignty and International Law: The UN Charter Provisions -- 2.4 Sovereignty and International Law: The Rome Statute and the Principle of Complementarity -- 2.4.1 Complementarity in Principle -- Conditions of Inadmissibility: Article 17 -- 'Inability' as Lack of Compatible Domestic Legislation -- 2.4.2 Complementarity in Practice -- The Lubanga and Katanga Precedents: An Intrusive ICC? -- 2.4.3 The Applicability of the Complementarity Regime on Cases of Aggression -- 2.5 Conclusion -- References -- 3 The Paradigm of Aggression: State-Centric and Cosmopolitan Approaches in the Effort to Outlaw and Criminalise Aggression -- Abstract -- 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 The Covenant of the League of Nations: A Cosmopolitan Idea with a State-Centric Application -- 3.3 A Cosmopolitan Approach: 'Crimes Against Peace' Under the Nuremberg and Tokyo Charters -- 3.4 A State-Centric Approach: 'Act of Aggression' Under the UN Charter and UNGA Resolution 3314 -- 3.4.1 The Discretionary Powers of the Security Council Under UN Charter Article 39 -- 3.4.2 The UNGA Resolution 3314: A Poor Legal Precedent -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- 4 The Paradigm of Aggression: The Kampala Definition and Lessons Learnt for the Purpose of Defining International Terrorism -- Abstract -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 The 'Leadership Requirement' Clause -- 4.3 Act of Aggression: The Threshold Clause -- 4.4 Sovereignty Versus Cosmopolitan Dynamics in the Context of the ICC's Jurisdiction Over the Crime of Aggression -- 4.4.1 The Issue of Consistency with the UN Charter and the Role of the Security Council -- 4.4.2 Article 15bis: A Fair Compromise? -- 4.5 Lessons Learnt from the Paradigm of Aggression -- 4.5.1 How the 'Leadership Requirement' Clause of the Definition of Aggression Serves Cosmopolitan Purposes in the Context of Criminalising Terrorism -- 4.5.2 Why the 'Manifest Violation' Threshold in the Definition of Aggression Does Not Effectively Address the Issue of Balancing State-Centric and Cosmopolitan Concerns and Should Be Abandoned in the Context of Criminalising Terrorism -- 4.5.3 How Article 15bis is a Manifestation of Some Pragmatic Limitations to Cosmopolitan Aspirations in the Context of the ICC's Exercise of Jurisdiction -- 4.6 Conclusion -- References -- 5 The Paradigm of Terrorism: State-Centric and Cosmopolitan Approaches in Some Current Efforts Towards Its Criminalisation -- Abstract -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Why Terrorism Should Be Introduced into the Article 5 Crimes of the Rome Statute
  • 5.2.1 A Brief Historical Account of the Efforts to Criminalise Terrorism -- 5.2.2 International Jurisdiction Over Terrorism as a More Effective Response to Terrorist Acts -- Why States Prefer to Address Terrorism Under a State-Centric Approach -- How the 'Extradite or Prosecute' Principle May Serve the State-Centric Approach at the Expense of International Criminal Justice -- 5.2.3 The Question of the Inclusion of Treaty Crimes into the Rome Statute -- 5.3 How State Sovereignty Concerns Have Influenced the Process of Criminalising International Terrorism in Prominent Anti-Terrorist Security Council Resolutions -- 5.3.1 'Threat to the Peace', 'Armed Attack' or Both? The Pro-State Sovereignty Ambiguousness of Resolution 1368 -- 5.3.2 Resolution 1373: Security Council Legislation Without UN Definition -- 5.4 Pro-Cosmopolitan Efforts to Define and Criminalise International Terrorism -- 5.4.1 Judicial Activism Versus State Sovereignty: A Customary Law Definition of International Terrorism? -- 5.4.2 The UNGA Draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism: A Road to Balance? -- 5.5 Conclusion -- References -- 6 A Definition of Terrorism in the Making: Balancing State Interests with Cosmopolitan Ideals -- Abstract -- 6.1 Analysing Existing Definitions for Terrorism in International and Regional Instruments: Common Ground and Points of Contention -- 6.1.1 A Comparative Analysis of the Definition of the Financing of Terrorism Convention and Definitions in Regional and Domestic Law Instruments -- The Definitions Provided by the Financing of Terrorism Convention and Other Anti-Terrorist Instruments -- The Issue of Exempting the Activities of Specific Groups or Individuals from the Scope of Terrorism Definitions -- The Issue of a Political/Ideological Motive Requirement as an Element of Terrorism
  • 6.1.2 The Definition of the UN Draft Comprehensive Convention on Terrorism -- 6.1.3 The Appeal's Chamber Decision of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon -- 6.2 Reaching the Required Balance: How the Consented, Contested and the 'Internationality' Elements Can Contribute to the Creation of Due Balance Between State-Centric and Cosmopolitan Concerns in Defining Terrorism -- 6.2.1 'Creation of a State of Terror', the Intention to Influence Politics and the Political/Ideological Motive Requirement -- 6.2.2 Exemption of Activities of Particular Groups or Individuals -- 6.2.3 The International Element of a Terrorist Act -- References -- 7 Conclusion -- Abstract -- 7.1 Putting the Pieces Together -- Reference -- Index
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