International treaties against terrorism and the use of terrorism during armed conflict and by armed forces

Terrorism-oriented legislation, which initially covered only acts affecting civilians, has gradually expanded to cover some acts of terrorism against military personnel and installations. This contribution attempts to assess the repercussions of this evolution on the status and the protection of armed forces engaged in the so-called "war on terrorism" by examining the existing dynamic between these regulations and international humanitarian law.

About the author

Daniel O’Donnell

Attorney and human rights consultant; former Deputy Head of the UN Secretary-General’s Investigative Team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and former Chief Investigator of the Historical Clarification Commission of Guatemala.