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Preventive Self-Defence Against International Terrorism

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Terrorism, either domestic or international has always been regarded as a crime in law. An important step forward in the international law analysis on the issue was taken in the Lockerbie case which involved both the Security Council and the International Court of Justice. It was the 9/11 attacks, however, that clearly demonstrated the need to re-examine the different concepts surrounding the use of force. In effect, after the 9/11 attacks, the United States began to adopt an arsenal of measures to combat international terrorism. Latent threats are a totally different question, and currently one of the major problems for international peace and security. The Report of the High Level Panel and the Report of the Secretary-General place this type of situation in the hands of the Security Council which has full authority under the Charter to use military force, including preventively, to preserve international peace and security.

Keywords: 9/11 attacks; international law; international peace; international terrorism; latent threats; Secretary-General; Security Council; United States



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