Terrorism Causes and Cures: An International Law Approach
Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, discourse on the 'causes and cures' of terrorism has been voluminous.6 It has emerged from within a variety of academic disciplines. This is unsurprising. The topic lends itself to multi-disciplinary analysis.7 Sociologists, moral philosophers, political economists, historians, theologians, and legal scholars can offer useful and distinct perspectives on the issue. The importance of multi-disciplinary analysis of these issues has long been recognized by the United Nations (United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights 2004).8
This exposé offers a contribution to scholarship in this field by examining the causes and cures of terrorism from a legal perspective and more specifically, from within the paradigms of the rule of law and human rights. While the causes and cures of terrorism are many and varied, this part of the chapter focuses upon the link between growth of terrorist violence and violations of human rights and the rule of law.
Clarke, B. (2008). Terrorism causes and cures: An international law approach. In R. Imre, T.B. Mooney & B. Clarke (Eds.), Responding to terrorism: Political, philosophical and legal perspectives (pp.19-58) England: Ashgate Publishing.