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The United Nations has released a Digest of Terrorism Cases.

May 25th, 2010 Uncategorized

The United Nations has released a Digest of Terrorism Cases, dated 2010. According to the preface:

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) brought together senior criminal justice experts—including Attorney-Generals and Chief Prosecutors—to share experiences and good practices on how to deal with terrorism cases. The outcome is this Digest of Terrorist Cases, giving policymakers and criminal justice officials practical ideas and expert insights on how to deal with a relatively new field of jurisprudence. It complements other UNODC tools that provide guidance on how to address acts of terrorism within a legal framework, like legislative guides.

The judicial cases featured in this Digest cover relevant aspects of the international legal regime against terrorism. It provides a comparative analysis of national statutory frameworks for terrorism prosecutions, and it identifies legal issues and pitfalls encountered in investigating and adjudicating relevant offences. In addition, it identifies practices related to specialized investigative and prosecutorial techniques. It also addresses the links between terrorism and other forms of crime (like organized crime, the trafficking of drugs, people and arms), as well as how to disrupt terrorist financing.

Our hope is that this handbook, which has been made possible by the generous support of donor countries, in particular, Colombia, Germany and Italy, will strengthen the legal regime against terrorism.

The Digest is available at this link from the U.N., or by request from Professor Snyder.

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