The ‘War on Terror’ and the Framework of International Law

Helen Duffy (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

£34 (paperback) / £70 (hardback)

Written by INTERIGHTS’ Legal Director, Helen Duffy, this book sets out in an accessible manner the international legal framework governing terrorism and counter terrorism, and to highlight examples of international practice since 11 September 2001. It seeks to assist practitioners and others grappling through the fog of the ‘war on terror’, in which international law is often notably absent. Ultimately it hopes to counter the perception of legal vacuum and the challenge to legality that some of the worst features of the ‘war on terror’ represent.

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Reviews
International Affairs (3) 2006, review by Francesca Klug. Available at Political ReviewNet

Harvard International Review, Spring 2006, review by Frank Anerchiarico

Law and Policy Book Review 16(1) 2006, review by Professor David Schultz of Hamline University

JUSTICE Journal, Vol 2.2, Dec 2005, review by Rachel Brailsford of JUSTICE

JUSTICE - International Rule of Law Lecture 2006, “Five Years on from 9/11: Time to reassert the rule of law”, review by Mary Robinson

The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol 10(2), June 2006 – ‘America's 'War on Terror': Making sense of the 'Troubling Confusion'’, review by Jason Ralph