Thesis / Dissertation

Persisting Tensions: The Framing of International Legal Debates on Foreign Fighting

Marnie Elspeth Lloydd, Anne Orford (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The issue of foreign fighting is approached today within a predominant framing of counterterrorism and security. Yet, international legal debate over the twentieth century to today demonstrates a grappling with richer debates and histories surrounding private individuals participating in “other people’s wars”. By carefully considering the alternative framings and international legal responses surrounding a broader range of foreign fighting, this thesis reveals the powers and limits of the present counterterrorism framing of foreign fighter issues. Not only has a counterterrorism approach proven problematic in its operation, but the continued participation in warfare of foreign fighters of d..

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