Overview for International Encyclopaedia of Terrorism Laws (In 3 Volumes)
This Set is a unique initiative of providing the most comprehensive coverage to the subject area in question. Today, the issue of terrorism has attracted global attention and no one can claim that this problem does not concern him or her in one form or the other. The encyclopaedia attempts to provide readers with various legal options to tackle today's most serious problem of terrorism, which question the very existence of humanity in some way or the other. This encyclopaedia is designed to serve the purpose of a complete reference set on the subject area of laws related to terrorism, counter-terrorism, anti-terrorism, neo-terrorism, bio-terrorism, etc. Laws in the forms of international conventions, regional instruments, national legislations, regional regulations and national bills are also dealt with in detail. Similarity, the focus lies on various relevant policies, initiatives, action plans, strategies, reports, hearings, briefings, case-laws, executive orders, decisions and declarations. As such the encyclopaedia provides its readers with a comprehensive listing of anti-terrorism legislations at International, Regional and national levels. It is in this content that the whole encyclopaedia is divided into three parts. Part I deals with international laws and guidelines on terrorism as provided by the United nations Charter, its General Assembly resolutions, security Council resolutions and recommendations. Various UN Conventions on terrorism have been pre4sented in a chronological order, starting from 1963 till date. Part II provides regional laws and guidelines dealing with the US, North Atlantic treaty Organization, Commonwealth States, European, South Asian, Islamic Conference Organization, league of Arab States, organization of African States, Asia-Pacific Cross Border, On -line Right Network, Pacific Islands Forum, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, etc. Part III consists of national laws (the domestic legislations and guidelines) developed and practiced to tackle the problem of Terrorism and related issues. Major National legislations, which find place in this encyclopedia, Japan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa, new Zealand, Indonesia, Turkey, Spain, France, Israel, New Zealand, etc. These aforementioned anti-terrorism legislations adopted at various levels include all types of laws and guidelines passed and recommended with the purported aim of fighting Terrorism in various forms and the factors responsible for promoting it. However, the way Terrorism has risen and the intensity at which it is spreading its wings all over the world, there is no option left but to frame the strongest possible anti-terrorism laws at various levels, including national, regional and international. As such this is a "must possess" set for the Armed Forces Personnel, Diplomats, Anti-Terror experts Strategists, Policy makers, security Analysts, Judges, Advocates, Scholars & NGOs.
Maj. Gen. R.S. Mehta (Editor)
Maj. Gen. R.S. Mehta, AVSM, VSM retired from the Indian Army in May 2006, after putting in over 37, years of distinguished service. An Armoured Corps officer, he has, besides commanding an Armoured Regiment and Armoured Brigade, had the unique distinction of serving seven tenures in Jammu and Kashmir, India, in a counter insurgency and Line of Control (LC) environment. He has also commended a Rashtriya Rifles Sector (equivalent to an Infantry Brigade) in South Kashmir and an Infantry Division in North Kashmir. Gen Mehta has had variegated staff and instructional exposure during his career. He has been Chief of Staff in two separate Corps Headquarters, has been on Staff in two separate Corps Headquarters, has been on staff as a Brigadier in Army Headquarters, in New Delhi, handing a host of operational issues. His exposure in the ranks of Lt Col and Capt was also on the operational side. The officer has been an Instructor at two elite Army Institutions: at the National Defence Academy, Pune, as a Capt and Major and at the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington as a Colonel. He is a 2001 graduate of the National Defense College and visited Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Bhutan as part of the course programme. Gen Mehta is an M.Phil in Defense and Strategic Studies from Madras University. Earlier in his career, he did his Masters in English (1975) from Punjab University and in Defense Studies (1985) from Madras University. Widely read, the officer was commended for his dissertation on Revolution in Military Affairs at the NDC in 2001 and on Military Deception at the Staff college in 1985. over the years, he has written regularly on professional matters in Service journals. On retirement, he has started writing in the National Media on a host of subjects, both professional and social. Gen Mehta is passionately involved with diverse issues such as Womenâ€™s Empowerment, Prevention of AIDS, Personality Development, Leadership, the Cultural Heritage of India and Ecology, Environment and their preservation. He has been regularly speaking on these issues to students, teacher, parents, service officers and their wives. Recently, His Excellency, the Dalai Lama commended his efforts and asked him to motivate the young to preserve our Ecology when interacting with them on the scourge of AIDS and Personality development. The officer will shortly get involved with the spread of Liberal and Management Education as an administrator as well as teaching faculty in an up coming, world class, deemed University at Pune, India, termed Foundation of Liberal and Management Education (FLAME).