11 September 2001 War, Terror and Judgement by Bulent Gokay, R.B.J. Walker

By Bulent Gokay, R.B.J. Walker

In a finished research of the area considering the fact that September eleventh, 2001, the individuals to this quantity supply a sequence of views on present protection developments. the students who participated during this examine are from Europe, North the United States and Asia.

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First: the identity of the actors who wage the ‘war’ against terrorism. In his congressional address on 20 September 2001, President Bush stated, ‘This is not just America’s fight. This is the world’s fight. This is civilization’s fight… We ask every nation to join us’. A number of commentators hastily judged that this 32 THE POLITICS OF TERRORISM AND ‘CIVILIZATION’ was an indication of a shift in US policy from unilateralism to multilateral internationalism. Was this an accurate reading of the American stance?

See, for example, the statement by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (Foreign and Commonwealth office website, 11 October 2001): We have effective endorsement of the Security Council for this military action very great care, quite properly, has been taken with extensive legal advice on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure that this action is consistent with Article 51. 29. Thornberry, ‘“Come, Friendly Bombs”: International Law in Kosovo’, in Michael Waller, Kyril Drezov and Bülent Gökay (eds), Kosovo: The Politics of Delusion (London: Frank Cass, 2001), pp.

Of the Covenant prohibits derogation from this basic protection against torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The prohibition of torture is widely regarded as being prohibited under customary international law and the doctrine of ius cogens. 45. 1. of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 46. 3. of the Covenant, a notice of derogations should be entered. At the time of writing no such notice has been received by the UN Secretariat, which may of course indicate the US view that its actions are consistent with obligations under the Covenant.

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