State Responsibility as a Panacea to International Terrorism
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013, Pages: 28-45
Received: Jun. 3, 2013; Published: Jul. 10, 2013
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Tobiloba O. Awotoye, Department of Public Law, Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
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The ultimate dream and goal of every State under the membership of the United Nations is to live every single day in peace without any fear of terror. As reflected in the aims and objectives of the United Nations in its Charter, this is one of the major reasons why the Organization was in fact established. Unfortunately, we now live in a world where no State can afford to sleep even with one eye closed. This is the tragedy of a world lived in fear of terror. Although terrorism is not a new development, modern international terrorism is and most states, especially the Western States, live in constant fear of any imminent Terrorist attack. Be it freedom fighters or terrorists, the truth is no good words can be used to describe any act of terror because of its effects on innocent civilians and the whole community/state at large. This paper explains terrorism in the context of countering it by evaluating the efforts of the United Nations and how these efforts have helped in suppressing and eradicating its evils. It also seeks to evaluate the collective effort of states in fighting this evil menace.
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International Terrorism, State Responsibility, Human Rights
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Tobiloba O. Awotoye, State Responsibility as a Panacea to International Terrorism, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 28-45. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20130101.15
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