By Kent Roach

ISBN-10: 1107057078

ISBN-13: 9781107057074

Terrorism legislation is as foreign because it is locally targeted and as tough to outline because it is vital to handle. Given contemporary pressures to harmonize terrorism legislation from foreign companies just like the United countries defense Council, the monetary motion activity strength, and the Council of Europe, this booklet offers readers with an updated overview of terrorism legislation around the globe. masking twenty-two jurisdictions throughout six continents, the typical framework used for every bankruptcy allows nationwide comparisons of a number of legislation together with appropriate legal, administrative, monetary, secrecy, and army legislation. spotting that comparable legislation might yield various results whilst transplanted into new contexts, precedence of position is given to examples of genuine global software. together with a thematic advent and end, this booklet may also help determine comparative counter-terrorism legislation as an rising self-discipline crossing the limits of family and foreign legislation.

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I) creates a serious risk to safety of the public or a section of the public, or is designed to frighten the general public and thereby prevent them from coming out and carrying on their lawful trade and daily business, 59 60 61 Chapter 7, “Switzerland” infra at 205. Ibid. pdf. See Pakistan report to the Counter-Terrorism Committee S/2003/307. 1 of the Terrorism Act. To be sure, Pakistan’s terrorism law also contains other subsections (e to n) covering acts such as inciting hatred or contempt on “religious, sectarian or ethnic basis,” “stoning,” “brick batting” and “firing on religious congregations” that reflect the distinct circumstances of that country, including its sectarian violence.

Kent Roach “A Comparison of South African and Canadian Anti-Terrorism Legislation” (2005) 18(2) South African Journal of Criminal Justice 127 at 136. Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law Comes of Age 23 enactment in 2004,56 suggesting that the law may have been intended primarily for external consumption. b. South Africa’s Distinct Freedom Fighter Exemption An important focus in the study of comparative law is an assessment of the respective influence of forces that favour convergence and harmonization of the law and forces that push towards divergence and diversity based on the distinct experiences of different countries.

S/Res/2178 at para 6. Ibid at para 7. ”29 Broad definitions of terrorism, especially those linked with the even vaguer concepts of extremism and radicalization mentioned in Resolution 2178, will increase the risk that dissenters will be investigated and punished as terrorists. This may undermine the legitimacy of some counter-terrorism efforts. A. Comparative Law in Action: The Global Migration of Three Influential Definitions of Terrorism Although a few states such as Japan looked to the 1999 International Financing Convention for guidance as it defined terrorism while enacting a 2002 law against terrorism financing,30 many other states looked elsewhere for guidance on how to define terrorism.

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