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State Responsibility for International Terrorism

Kimberley N. Trapp


The rules of State responsibility have an important but under-utilised role to play in the terrorism context. They determine both whether a breach of primary obligations has occurred, through the rules of attribution, and the consequences which flow from that breach, including the possible adoption of responsive measures by injured States. This book explores the substantive international legal obligations and rules of State responsibility applicable to international terrorism and examines the problems and prospects for effectively holding States responsible for internationally wrongful acts re ... More

Keywords: State responsibility, terrorism, State terrorism, jus ad bellum, humanitarian law, due diligence, aut dedere aut judicare, self-determination, judicial settlement of disputes, countermeasures, international criminal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberley N. Trapp, author
Lecturer in Law, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
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