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Combatting International Terrorism: The Role Of Congress, Dante B. Fascell Feb 2015

Combatting International Terrorism: The Role Of Congress, Dante B. Fascell

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Using A Civil Suit To Punish/Deter Sponsors Of Terrorism: Connecting Arafat & The Plo To The Terror Attacks In The Second Intifada, Jeffrey F. Addicott Jan 2014

Using A Civil Suit To Punish/Deter Sponsors Of Terrorism: Connecting Arafat & The Plo To The Terror Attacks In The Second Intifada, Jeffrey F. Addicott

Faculty Articles

Civil litigation has fantastic potential to punish acts of terror and to deter future acts. However, there exists a conundrum regarding the establishment of the factual connection between the regime that secretly sponsors or supports terror and the actual acts of terror. To hold a regime responsible for terrorism, accountability must be established.

The ongoing civil action of Sokolow v. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) perfectly illustrates this dilemma—on the one hand the offending regime disavows acts of terror while on the other hand it secretly supports and orchestrates terror. However, Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Assembly (PNA), …


International Law: Blaming Big Brother: Holding States Accountable For The Devastation Of Terrorism, Sarah E. Smith Jan 2003

International Law: Blaming Big Brother: Holding States Accountable For The Devastation Of Terrorism, Sarah E. Smith

Oklahoma Law Review

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State-Supported Terrorism And The U.S. Courts: Some Foreign Policy Problems, Barry E. Carter Jan 2002

State-Supported Terrorism And The U.S. Courts: Some Foreign Policy Problems, Barry E. Carter

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Terrorism is an evil that the United States and other civilized countries should combat aggressively. Fortunately, these countries have many tools they can use in their fight against terrorism, among them military force (as we have just demonstrated in Afghanistan), covert actions, and a variety of economic sanctions against a country or group that supports terrorists. These sanctions - which would preferably be applied in union with other countries, though unilaterally if necessary - can include freezing assets, as well as ending or limiting U.S. government programs (ranging from landing rights to foreign aid), cutting off exports to or imports …


The Status Of The Diplomatic Bag: A Proposed United States Position, Jeffrey F. Addicott Jan 1990

The Status Of The Diplomatic Bag: A Proposed United States Position, Jeffrey F. Addicott

Faculty Articles

The protections afforded diplomats, diplomatic missions, and diplomatic bags have been misused to sponsor or commit various criminal acts. This strikes at the heart of traditional concepts of international diplomatic relations. Use of the diplomatic bag to import and export prohibited or illegal items is particularly concerning, and the most disconcerting abuses are those that use the diplomatic bag to facilitate acts of terrorism.

All malum in se acts that abuse this diplomatic shield are objectionable. As such, it is necessary to examine the current legal status of the diplomatic bag and recent international efforts to re-examine that status. Conflicts …