By Bettina Koch
The quantity significantly discusses theoretical discourses and theoretically educated case stories on country violence and country terror. How do states justify their acts of violence? How are those justifications critiqued? even though legally country terrorism doesn't exist, a few states still devote acts of violence that qualify as kingdom terror as a social truth. during which circumstances and lower than what situations do (illegitimate) acts of violence qualify as country terrorism? Geographically, the quantity covers circumstances and discourses from the Caucasus, South East and important Asia, the center East, and North America.
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1 Inter-State Dispute Courts The archetypical role of international courts and other international adjudicative bodies is dispute settlement between states. 355). Only a few of them, however, have jurisdiction to deal with disputes over the resort to armed force by states. The most influential court in this regard, because of its global reach and general jurisdiction, is the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Since its establishment in 1945, the ICJ has issued binding decisions on various armed conflicts within different parts of the world, including Eastern-Europe, Africa, LatinAmerica, the Middle-East, and South-East Asia.
This gives the Court jurisdiction over many but by no means all international crimes. Nor does the ICC have the financial and institutional capacity to investigate and prosecute all the crimes that fall within its jurisdiction. The harsh reality is that the Court cannot take up more than a few cases a year. The ICC thus faces the same challenge as the human rights courts: it can only enforce the relevant rules of international law in a selective manner. This is not to say that the ICC is a biased or normatively fraught institution, as some have claimed.
Jeremy Waldron claims that security is something we need to discuss in relation to states and their actions regarding torture, laws, and related actions in the post-9/11 period (2010). In his discussion of security and terrorism, Waldron provides a far-ranging discussion of the post-9/11 security situation in the United States through ethical, legal, and philosophical frames. 14). This chapter draws on Waldron’s understanding of the state’s engagement in violent acts and focuses specifically on how securitization of specific issues, minority groups, actions, occurs.