Book 2016

Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond

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ISBN: 978-94-6265-098-5 (Print) 978-94-6265-099-2 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

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    Pages 1-5

    Introduction

  3. Foreign Fighters: A Multidisciplinary Overview of New Challenges for an Old Phenomenon

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      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-25

      Foreign Fighters in the Syria and Iraq Conflict: Statistics and Characteristics of a Rapidly Growing Phenomenon

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      Pages 27-47

      Foreign Fighters Involvement in National and International Wars: A Historical Survey

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      Pages 49-62

      Foreign Fighters as a Challenge for International Relations Theory

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      Pages 63-76

      Foreign Fighters: Motivations for Travel to Foreign Conflicts

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      Pages 77-95

      The Emerging Role of Social Media in the Recruitment of Foreign Fighters

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      Pages 97-120

      Analysing the Recruitment and Use of Foreign Men and Women in ISIL through a Gender Perspective

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      Pages 121-138

      The Military Impact of Foreign Fighters on the Battlefield: The Case of the ISIL

  4. The Legal Dimension: The Status of the Foreign Fighters

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

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      Pages 141-160

      The Status of Foreign Fighters under International Humanitarian Law

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      Pages 161-185

      Foreign Fighters and International Criminal Law

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      Pages 187-204

      Child Soldiers: The Expanding Practice of Minors Recruited to Become Foreign Fighters

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      Pages 205-226

      Armed Opposition Groups’ (and Foreign Fighters’) Abidance by International Human Rights Law: The Issue of Compliance in Syria and Iraq

  5. Tackling the Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters at the Supranational Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227

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      Pages 229-258

      The Obligations under International Law of the Foreign Fighter’s State of Nationality or Habitual Residence, State of Transit and State of Destination

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      Pages 259-282

      The Role Played by the UN in Countering the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

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      Pages 283-298

      States’ Prevention and Responses to the Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters against the Backdrop of International Human Rights Obligations

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      Pages 299-331

      The Regional Answers and Governance Structure for Dealing with Foreign Fighters: The Case of the EU

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      Pages 333-353

      Collecting and Sharing Intelligence on Foreign Fighters in the EU and its Member States: Existing Tools, Limitations and Opportunities

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      Pages 355-372

      Towards Effective Regional Responses to the Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters: The OSCE Toolbox

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      Pages 373-387

      The African Union and the Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters in Africa

  6. Tackling the Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters at the National Level

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      Pages 389-389

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      Pages 391-422

      National Responses in Select Western European Countries to the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon

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