Corpus ID: 151000906

Terrorism and the Law of War: Trying Terrorists as War Criminals Before Military Commissions

@inproceedings{Elsea2005TerrorismAT,
  title={Terrorism and the Law of War: Trying Terrorists as War Criminals Before Military Commissions},
  author={J. Elsea},
  year={2005}
}
  • J. Elsea
  • Published 18 March 2005
  • Political Science
Abstract : The purpose of this report is to identify some of the legal and practical implications of treating the terrorist acts as war crimes and of applying the law of war rather than criminal statutes to prosecute the alleged perpetrators. The report will first present an outline of the sources and principles of the law of war, including a discussion of whether and how it might apply to the current terrorist crisis. A brief explanation of the background issues and arguments surrounding the… Expand
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