Every military expedition by the West now dons the mantle of human rights. What happens to international law when justice is the name of power? Examines the charade of NATO's tribunal in The Hague. Adapted from the source document.
pt. I. What is the nature and rhetoric of terrorism? Murderers, not warriors: the moral distinction between terrorists and legitimate fighters in asymmetric conflicts / Shannon E. French ; The terrorism of "terrorism" / Tomis Kapitan -- pt. II. Who are the terrorists, and why do they hate? Terror and just response / Noam Chomsky ; Narratives competing for our souls / David B. Burrell ; The war against pluralism / Robert L. Phillips ; Can a Muslim be a terrorist? / Zayn Kassam -- pt. III. What is a morally justified response to terrorism? The moral response to terrorism and cosmopolitanism / Louis P. Pojman ; Envisioning a global rule of law / Daniele Archibugi and Iris Marion Young ; Making war on terrorism in response to 9/11 / Claudia Card ; Terrorism, war, and empire / Richard W. Miller ; Terrorism and international justice / James P. Sterba ; Compassion and terror / Martha C. Nussbaum
There is much debate about the scope of international law, its compatibility with individual state practice, its enforceability and the recent and limited degree to which it is institutionalized. This collection of essays seeks to address the issue of access to justice, the related element of domestic rule of law which does not yet figure significantly in debates about international rule of law. Even in cases in which laws are passed, institutions are present and key players are ethically committed to the rule of law, those whom the laws are intended to protect may be unable to secure protecti.