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The hurdles for terrorists to get a nuclear weapon are extremely high. The probability of terrorist use of such a weapon is therefore extremely low. In contrast to the nuclear weapon case there are in principle no insurmountable obstacles to the acquisition and use of radiological weapons by a well-organized terrorist group, even though such an action remains high-tech and thus very difficult.
30-09-2005 | International Review of the Red Cross | Christoph Wirz, Emmanuel Egger
In the deprivation of liberty by agents acting outside the sovereign territory of their State, the prevention of violations of fundamental norms and values is particularly important.
31-03-2005 | International Review of the Red Cross | Silvia Borelli
Article published in "the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs", vol. 27:2, Summer/Fall 2003
01-07-2003 | The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs | Gabor Rona
This article examines the international humanitarian law applicable to acts of terror. All acts of terror committed during international or non-international armed conflicts are prohibited without exception. In addition, the author argues that State responses to terrorist acts are also regulated by international humanitarian law when carried out during an armed conflict.
30-09-2002 | International Review of the Red Cross | Hans-Peter Gasser
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