Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

Hardcover | December 3, 2009

byArvinder Sambei, Martin Polaine, Anton du Plessis

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Counter-Terrorism Law Handbook provides in a single volume the core documents in international law relating to terrorism, together with analytical commentary. The detailed narrative provides the reader with an understanding of issues likely to arise in practice, for example competingjurisdiction; the impact of human rights law and practice; extradition; handling of MLA requests; and countering the financing of terrorism. The book also includes the key international and regional counter-terrorism instruments and coverage on the approach of other jurisdictions, particularlyimportant when dealing with issues of international co-operation. The materials cover relevant case law from a range of jurisdictions as well as key documents from international organisations such as FATF.

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Counter-Terrorism Law Handbook provides in a single volume the core documents in international law relating to terrorism, together with analytical commentary. The detailed narrative provides the reader with an understanding of issues likely to arise in practice, for example competingjurisdiction; the impact of human rights law and prac...

Arvinder Sambei is a Director at Amicus Legal Consultants Ltd. She was previously the head of the Criminal Law Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Her other previous positions include Legal Adviser at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (MoD), and the CPS. She is the co-author of the Extradition Law Handbook (OUP, 2005, L145). Marti...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:900 pagesPublished:December 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199553807

ISBN - 13:9780199553808

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionIntroductionWhat is Terrorism?International Legal Responses to TerrorismOverview of This Book2. The United Nations Counter-Terrorism InstrumentsIntroduction: Development of a Global Legal Regime Against TerrorismOverview of the UN Counter-Terrorism InstrumentsRelevant extracts from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Instruments3. Criminalization and JurisdictionCriminalizationCriminalization of Terrorism Offence in National LawsUnited Nations Security Resolution 1373Principal Terrorist Offences in the UK Reflecting Domestic Implementation of the UN Counter Terrorism InstrumentsJurisdiction4. Investigations and ProsecutionsReactive InvestigationsStop and SearchArrestDetentionAdmissions and ConfessionsBomb/Explosion Scene ManagementProactive InvestigationsCovert MethodologiesMembership of a Proscribed Organization5. Counter-terrorism investigations: Proactive and ReactiveBurden of ProofCase ManagementDisclosureThe Media and Adverse CommentHearings in CameraThe Accused's Right of Silence, and Access to Legal Advice6. Financing of terrorism (including financial investigations)IntroductionInternational efforts to combat the financing of terrorismKey Extracts of Relevant UN Security Council ResolutionsThe Financial Action Task ForceOther international initiatives7. Financing of terrorism - Alternative Remittance SystemsIntroductionWhat is an alternative remittance system?FATF Recommendations for Alternative Remittance SystemsAbu Dhabi ConferencesOther Payment MethodsConclusion8. Pre-trial and trial issuesInternational Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian LawThe Sources of IHRLExtra-territorial Reach of Human Rights InstrumentsThe Nature of the Rights EngagedThe rights likely to be engaged during the course of an investigationPrivacy, confidentiality and personal information issues9. Human Rights within the context of counter-terrorismIntroductionMutual Legal Assistance: General PrinciplesMutual legal assistance or mutual assistance?Extradition