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This section provides suggestions for post-class assignments for the purpose of assessing students' understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.
- Compare and contrast the counter-terrorism approaches and accompanying frameworks of two to three regional organizations, explaining which of these regional organizations is the most robust from a rule of law perspective, with reasons.
- Is there any discernible difference of approach to counter-terrorism within geographical regions by regional actors? If so, identify at least three principal differences and suggest reasons for these. Which one(s) do you consider representing 'good practice' and why?
- Critically evaluate the criminal justice and rule of law benefits of different regional human rights monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, especially as they apply to terrorism and counter-terrorism.
- What are some of the main obstacles faced by regional human rights monitoring and enforcement mechanisms? How might these be overcome?
- What are some of the primary challenges that hinder effective regional cooperation on criminal justice matters between the Member States of a regional organization? How might these be addressed?
- Critically evaluate the normative relationship between international, regional and national legal frameworks governing responses to terrorism, drawing upon the approaches of different regional organizations. Where a normative conflict arises between these principles, which ones should or do prevail? What is the impact of this on achieving counter-terrorism goals as reflected in the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy?
- Discuss whether, why and how different regional definitions of terrorism may hinder rather than facilitate inter-regional counter-terrorism cooperation.