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The ICJ’s jurisdiction over disputes relating to state responsibility for international terrorism

Kimberley N. Trapp

in State Responsibility for International Terrorism

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199592999
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729102 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592999.003.0004

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

The ICJ’s jurisdiction over disputes relating to state responsibility for international terrorism

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Chapter 4 explores the potential bases of the ICJ’s jurisdiction in cases of State responsibility for international terrorism, beginning with optional clause declarations under Article 36(2) of the ICJ Statute. It then critically examines the Bosnia Genocide Case decision as a precedent for arguing that the international terrorism suppression conventions implicitly prohibit State terrorism through their obligation of prevention, and thereby provide a basis for the ICJ’s jurisdiction in cases of responsibility for State terrorism. Chapter 4 further analyses the international terrorism suppression conventions’ exclusion clauses and the interaction of the conventional regime and international humanitarian law, in order to define the potential scope of the ICJ’s jurisdiction. Finally, Chapter 4 assesses the enforcement options available following a determination of State responsibility for international terrorism by the ICJ, in particular measures adopted by the Security Council pursuant to Article 94(2) or Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

Keywords: Terrorism; International Court of Justice; optional clause declarations; compromissory clauses; reservations; Bosnia Genocide Case; humanitarian law; Security Council enforcement

Chapter.  30046 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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