State Terrorism and Human Rights | 1st Edition
International Responses since the Cold War
AUTHOR: Wilkinson, Paul
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This book aims to improve our understanding of the broad trends in the use of political violence by examining the use of state terror in world politics.
There are numerous military regimes and other forms of dictatorship where the use of terror techniques for internal control is routine. While there are some effective multilateral measures that can be taken to discourage and reduce state sponsorship of terrorism as a weapon of intervention in foreign states, the international community generally and the major democracies in combination, face huge difficulties in attempting to influence those regimes that are inflicting major human rights violations on their own populations. For most states, the international norms of non-intervention have tended to restrict government and IGOs to expressions of humanitarian concern, condemnatory resolutions at the UN, and perhaps support for international economic sanctions against the offending regime.
This book will analyse the major types of international response to state terror since the Cold War and their outcomes and wider implications for the future of international relations. The conclusion will attempt to develop proposals for more effective international responses to state terror in full capability with international law and the protection of human rights.
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/12/2012
CATEGORY: Law, Political Science, Social Science