International treaties against terrorism and the use of terrorism during armed conflict and by armed forces
31-12-2006 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 864, by Daniel O’Donnell
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.