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InCounterinsurgency Law, William Banks and several distinguished contributors explore from an interdisciplinary legal and policy perspective the multiple challenges that counterinsurgency operations pose today to the rule of law - international, humanitarian, human rights, criminal, and domestic. Addressing the considerable challenges for the future of armed conflict, each contributor in the book explores the premise that in COIN operations, international humanitarian law, human rights law, international law more generally, and domestic national security laws do not provide adequate legal and policy coverage and guidance for multiple reasons, many of which are explored in this book. A second shared premise is that these problems are not only challenges for the law in post-9/11 security environments-but matters of policy with implications for the international community and for global security more generally.
William Banks is the Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor of Law at the Syracuse University College of Law, where he directs the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. He also serves as a Professor of Public Affairs and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. With Stephen Dycus and Peter Raven-Hansen, he is also co-author of National Security Law, 5th edition, the leading text in the subject area.