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Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond

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  • A collection of contributions authored by outstanding experts in the field

  • Offers a broad and multidisciplinary perspective

  • Tackles the important and underexplored phenomenon of foreign fighters, which has currently gained momentum

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    • Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone, Christophe Paulussen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Foreign Fighters: A Multidisciplinary Overview of New Challenges for an Old Phenomenon

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Foreign Fighters: Motivations for Travel to Foreign Conflicts

      • Ross Frenett, Tanya Silverman
      Pages 63-76

About this book

This book offers various perspectives, with an international legal focus, on an important and underexplored topic, which has recently gained momentum: the issue of foreign fighters. It provides an overview of challenges, pays considerable attention to the status of foreign fighters, and addresses numerous approaches, both at the supranational and national level, on how to tackle this problem. Outstanding experts in the field – lawyers, historians and political scientists – contributed to the present volume, providing the reader with a multitude of views concerning this multifaceted phenomenon. Particular attention is paid to its implications in light of the armed conflicts currently taking place in Syria and Iraq. 

Andrea de Guttry is a Full Professor of International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. Francesca Capone is a Research Fellow in Public International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Christophe Paulussen is a Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague, the Netherlands, and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

Keywords

  • Foreign Fighters
  • International Law
  • Armed Opposition Groups
  • ISIS
  • Counter-terrorism

Reviews

“The book is able to live up to its promise of providing an in-depth study of such a complex and evolving topic. … Overall, the book represents a valuable tool which answers some of the most pressing issues and to foster further debate and research on a topic that, as the editors mention, is expected to remain prominent on the political agenda for many years.” (Denise Venturi and Silvia Venier, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, November, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • DIRPOLIS, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

    Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone

  • T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Christophe Paulussen

About the editors

Andrea De Guttry, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Francesca Capone, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Christophe Paulussen, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands

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Buying options

eBook
USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6265-099-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)