The accountability of transnational armed groups under international law

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dc.contributor.advisor Donson, Fiona en
dc.contributor.advisor Mullally, Siobhan en
dc.contributor.author Brennan, Anna Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-27T09:45:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.citation Brennan, A. M. 2015. The accountability of transnational armed groups under international law. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2108
dc.description.abstract Terrorist attacks by transnational armed groups cause on average 15,000 deaths every year worldwide, with the law enforcement agencies of some states facing many challenges in bringing those responsible to justice. Despite various attempts to codify the law on transnational terrorism since the 1930s, a crime of transnational terrorism under International Law remains contested, reflecting concerns regarding the relative importance of prosecuting members of transnational armed groups before the International Criminal Court. However, a study of the emerging jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court suggests that terrorist attacks cannot be classified as a war crime or a crime against humanity. Therefore, using organisational network theory, this thesis will probe the limits of international criminal law in bringing members of transnational armed groups to justice in the context of changing methods of warfare. Determining the organisational structure of transnational armed groups, provides a powerful analytical framework for examining the challenges in holding members of transnational armed groups accountable before the International Criminal Court, in the context of the relationship between the commanders and the subordinate members of the group. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2015, Anna Marie Brennan. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Transnational armed groups en
dc.subject Terrorism en
dc.subject International criminal law en
dc.subject Accountability en
dc.title The accountability of transnational armed groups under international law en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Law) en
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dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Law en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
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dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn Conferring 2015


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