Can the Law of Armed Conflict Survive 9/11?

  • Charles Garraway
Part of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law book series (YIHL, volume 14)


For those of my generation, the question always used to be, “Can you remember where you were when you heard of Kennedy’s assassination?” I can, but that question has now been replaced by “Can you remember where you were when you heard about the Twin Towers?” Again I can. But such earth shattering events have different effects. Whilst the Kennedy assassination led to a plethora of conspiracy theories, books and films, it did not have any effect on the international legal structure. “9/11”, on the other hand did.


Armed Conflict International Criminal International Crime State Party Geneva Convention 
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© T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, and the author(s) 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EssexEssexUK

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