19 November, 2015

Is international law futile in the face of modern terrorism?

An interesting article in The Guardian expresses concern that international law is somewhat impotent in the face of modern terrorism challenges - Lyal S. Sunga* - The Guardian 14th November

The author argues - "It is now urgent for States to update rather than sideline the Geneva conventions, agree upon a definition of ‘terrorist act’, perhaps through a new comprehensive UN convention against terrorism, strengthen international cooperation and public awareness of the role and importance of international humanitarian law, consider revising the International Criminal Court’s Statute explicitly to cover terrorist acts, and above all, maintain the high moral ground."

Please read the article.  This is a topic to which we must return .....!

* Lyal S. Sunga has conducted monitoring, investigation, reporting, technical cooperation, education and training in some 55 countries over the last 25 years in human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. He is Head of the Rule of Law program at the Hague Institute for Global Justice in The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden

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