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Beyond Criminal Law: The Role Of The Un Security Council In Enhancing Accountability For Terrorist Acts

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One of the most important changes in international anti-terrorist cooperation since September 2001 is that the UN Security Council (UNSC) has become a key actor in the formulation of a coherent international response to terrorism. It has acquired a central role in both standard-setting and monitoring as well as in the determination of responsibility for involvement in terrorist activities. There seems to be wide agreement on the capacity of the most serious international crimes to threaten international peace and security. Individual criminal responsibility is by no means an unfamiliar area to the UN Security Council, which has thus far established five international or mixed criminal tribunals - one of them with a specific mandate to investigate and prosecute terrorist crimes-commissioned several reports on the subject of serious international.

Keywords: criminal law; terrorist acts; UN Security Council (UNSC)



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