Committee Chair

Hensley, Christopher

Committee Member

Garland, Tammy; McGuffee, Karen

Department

Dept. of Criminal Justice and Legal Assistant Studies

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to highlight the dilemma surrounding the quest for an internationally binding legal solution to countering terrorism. It examines the evolution of international laws of war and the definition of terrorism, and the shortcomings of these laws and principles in the classification and adjudication of acts of international terrorism. In doing so, it examines the applicable treaties on the laws of war, including the Geneva Conventions of 1949, various multilateral and regional treaties, and various domestic laws. Recommendations include a proposed definition of terrorism for use in the revision of international laws and a proposed course of action for the design, implementation, and enforcement of a comprehensive, multilateral treaty to counter terrorism within the framework of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

12-2008

Subject

Terrorism -- Prevention

Keyword

International law; Law of armed conflict; Terrorism

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

vii, 73 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

LB2369.2 .D874 2008

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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