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Title: The Legal Framework of Military Operations against Terrorism in North Africa
Authors: White, Larry D.
Keywords: counterterrorism
military operation
police powers
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Ios Press
Source: NATO-Centre-of-Excellence-Defence-against-Terrorism (COE-DAT) Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Terrorist Threats in North Africa from a NATO Perspective -- NOV 19-20, 2013 -- Ankara, TURKEY
Series/Report no.: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series E-Human and Societal Dynamics
Abstract: The legal environment for counterterrorist operations can be complex because there are two possible scenarios for application - wartime and peacetime. Normally counterterrorist operations are conducted under peacetime rules with prosecution under national criminal laws conforming to standards set with international human rights. However, in some cases international humanitarian law, or the law of armed conflict will apply, which is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Knowing which rules will apply is very important. Although there is no comprehensive antiterrorism treaty yet, there are a number of terrorism treaties that do apply and should have been enacted into national criminal law. Counterterrorist forces are working as the agents of sovereign nations that use them to protect that sovereignty and the lives of the people in accordance with international law. At all times, maximum consideration for human rights, consistent with the mission, should be displayed by counterterrorist forces.
ISBN: 978-1-61499-587-6; 978-1-61499-586-9
ISSN: 1874-6276
Appears in Collections:Hukuk Fakültesi / Faculty of Law
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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