- Recalibrating the Response to Terrorism: A Model Reconciling Different Fields of International Law
This project hopes to find a clear definition of terrorism (based on conventional and customary international law) that delineates between responses under international humanitarian law and a state’s law-enforcement framework. This will involve not just a study of relevant materials, but also a consultation with experts and relevant government agencies. It will culminate in a policy paper with recommendations balancing legal and practical considerations in understanding and combatting terrorism. Informed by the research and consultation for the policy paper, the project members will also draft an anti-terrorism law that is compliant with international law and the Philippine Constitution while remaining practical and responsive to the dangers of terrorism. The outcome of this project will meet the demand for an informed, conscientious alternative to the current Human Security Act.