Volume 42 | Issue 2 | Page 506

Terrorism Inside Out: Legislating for Humanity to Cooperate Against Terrorism

by Dr. Myriam Feinberg

The rise and increasing impact of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) since 2014 has renewed debates both on terrorism and counterterrorism. Issues of attribution, jurisdiction, and preemptive self-defense are all back on the legal table with experts asking whether ISIS is a part of Al-Qaeda or an independent terrorist group, what is the most appropriate legal framework to address the threat, and what is the legal basis for airstrikes against ISIS?

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