This article examines the proposal to define terrorism as the peacetime equivalent of war crimes in the context of answering two questions: First, why might it be useful to define terrorism by reference to the existing laws of war? And second, what are the potential negative consequences which might counsel against such an approach?
Place of Original Publication
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
36 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 359 (2004)
Scharf, Michael P., "Defining Terrorism as the Peacetime Equivalent of War Crimes: Problems and Prospects" (2004). Faculty Publications. 229.