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Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

Research Handbooks in International Law series

Edited by Ben Saul

This Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to examine the prolific body of international laws governing terrorism. It exhaustively covers the global response to terrorism in transnational criminal law, the international law on the use of force, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, the law of State responsibility, the United Nations Security Council, General Assembly, UN specialised bodies, and regional organisations. It also addresses special legal issues in dealing with terrorism such as gender, religion, victims of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and customary law.

Chapter 39: The legal response to terrorism of the European Union and Council of Europe

Cian Murphy

Subjects: law - academic, human rights, public international law, terrorism and security law, politics and public policy, human rights, terrorism and security

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The European Council considers that the threat from terrorists remains significant and is constantly evolving in response to both the international community’s attempts at combating it and new opportunities that present themselves. We must not lower our guard against these heinous criminals.

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