The impossibility of global anti-terrorism law?
|The impossibility of global anti-terrorism law?|
Terrorism Counter Terrorism
h e unfolding of legal developments around the world post-9/11 is a familiar story. In the days following the attacks, the US Congress and the Bush Administration sprang into action, laying the legal foundation for a decade long domestic and international response by the US government as part of a ‘global war on terrorism’. Declaring that the rest of the world was either ‘with us or with the terrorists’, the Bush Administration went to the UN Security Council and obtained a novel legal instrument, Resolution 1373, opening the door to a coordinated legislative response by states to international terrorism, and centralized monitoring of that response by the Counter-Terrorism Committee.