Terrorism International Law

Adressing Terrorism with International Law is a 20th Century ConceptThe first century Zealots of Judea, called dagger-men, or sicarii, by the Romans are the earliest known group that incorporated certain aspects of a modern terrorist organization when they went on a clandestine campaign of assassination against Roman forces and Jewish individuals whom they viewed as Roman collaborators. By way of contrast, modern international law is a relatively young discipline, taking root really only in the 20th century when legal positivists reached a view that sovereign states were able to fetter their own sovereignty through the conclusion of  agreements with other states. It is therefore unsurprising that any attempt to address the problem of terrorism using international law emerged only in the 20th century. The main vehicle used to address the difficulties posed by terrorism under international law is the treaty.Four Sources of International LawArticle 38 of the Statute of the…

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Aaron Shull

Aaron Shull is a lawyer who provides advocacy and strategic advisory services related to a broad range of complex matters. He is a graduate of the concurrent Baccalaureate of Laws degree (LL.B.) and...