Relationship Between Terrorism and Armed Conflict; with a view to Afghanistan

Document Type : Original Article


academic mmember staff at international law departement


The international community today generally accepts the fact that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any terrorist operation, regardless of its motive, time, place and perpetrators, is criminal. The region of West Asia and the Middle East, especially Afghanistan, has been the center of terrorist operations in recent decades, and at the same time, this region has witnessed numerous international and non-international armed conflicts, and in some cases these two phenomena are intertwined to cause , What is the relationship between terrorist operations and armed conflict? Terrorist operations are subject to which legal system in cases where they are part of violence related to armed conflict? Will it be governed by international humanitarian law and international criminal law, or is it a criminal act that, although in the context of an armed conflict, is subject to the domestic law of the countries concerned and subject to the international obligations of governments in the fight against terrorism? Or will it be subject to both categories of legal regulations at the same time? Using library data and international procedures, this article has tried to prove the hypothesis that terrorist operations related to armed conflicts can be an example of multiple criminal titles at the same time and also be subject to domestic law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. and cause the international responsibility of the relevant government or governments and the criminal responsibility of individuals.


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