2016-08-27

In recent years, the international community has been plagued by new threats to international peace and security. Sovereign territories are prone to violation by terrorists who rampantly cross borders to spread terror among innocent civilians, wreaking havoc in swathes of land they “conquer” and thus undermining the existing infrastructure.

The status of violent extremist non-State actors appears to be even more volatile than ever, elusively escaping all sorts of regulation at the international level. Despite the attempts made by the Security Council via adoption of a handful of resolutions including, inter alia, resolutions 2170, 2178, 2199 and 2253, and in spite of all the existing alliances, the rampage goes on and one question arises alarmingly as to whether international law is truly equipped enough to bring violent extremists to justice or whether we do need a new legal arsenal to that effect.


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