Monday, October 21, 2013

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

A Collective Response to Terrorism
by Abby Brinkerhoff
Abby Brinkerhoff graduated from Albany Law School in 2013.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Utah State University, where she studied psychology, sociology, and political theory. While in law school, she was a member of the Albany Law School interscholastic trial team and is a member of the National Order of Barristers.
Abby's study, Corporations and the Water Supply: Can privatization of water systems lead to sustainability?, was published by International Law Studies in April of this year.
The paper being published today was prepared for Prof. Bonventre's International Law of War and Crime seminar, Fall 2012.

In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly passed the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.  The Strategy was the end result of an effort by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan to streamline the international response to the growing threat terrorism poses to the international community.

The first part of this paper examines the events leading up to the proposal of the Strategy.  The second part examines the Strategy and what it hopes to accomplish.  The third part examines what actions have been taken in implementing the Strategy.
To read the paper, open HERE.