Counterterrorism and International Law

Andrea Bianchi

DI090 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

Terrorism is no novelty in the history of humankind. However, the marked transnational character and magnitude of recent terrorist activities have challenged some of the fundamental concepts of the international law canon. This seminar explores the tensions produced by the phenomenon of modern transnational terrorism in international law. It examines the extent to which terrorism and counterterrorism laws and policies have affected the scope and operation of such international law regimes as the UN collective security system, the regulation of the unilateral use of force by States, international responsibility, human rights law, and humanitarian law.