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The Use of Force against Terrorists: A Reply to Christian J. Tams
European Journal of International Law (2010)
  • Federico Sperotto
Abstract
This article comments on Professor Tams's ‘The Use of Force against Terrorists’.1 Tams's study deals with the application of the jus ad bellum to the problem of terrorism and, in particular, the issue of extraterritorial or cross-border use of force against terrorists. Thus, it refers to inter-state relations. The author examined the developments which have occurred in the last 20 years and concluded that there is today an overall tendency to view exceptions to the ban on force more favourably than 20 years ago. If the international community is capable of maintaining a strong stance against terrorism, he wrote, then there is no reason to expect that the jus ad bellum should be immune from (further) change.
Keywords
  • Use of Force,
  • Terrorism,
  • Jus ad Bellum
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Federico Sperotto. "The Use of Force against Terrorists: A Reply to Christian J. Tams" European Journal of International Law Vol. 20 Iss. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/federico_sperotto/7/