Legal Responses to Terrorism with Special Reference to the Position of Kuwait

  • Thaqal Saad Al-Ajmi

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis is intended to serve two objectives: The first objective is to discuss the various responses that can be taken against terrorism which range from the criminalization of some terrorist acts by the international community to the practical measures States in the real world are taking against terrorism on one hand and from peaceful measures and coercive ones on the other hand. The question then will be whether these responses are effective in deterring terrorism. Had these different types of responses worked properly and if the answer is negative why not? In other words, a critical evaluation of these responses will be provided b y this thesis. The second objective will be concerned with Kuwait's perspective on terrorism. However, the discussion this time will be narrower. It will be concerned with some of the regional measures Kuwait and other State sin the region resorted to, to counter terrorism. Questions like: what are these measures; how effective they are in suppressing terrorism; and is there any noticeable difference between these measures and those taken at the global level will be researched. Moreover, discussion about the approach Kuwait had used at the national level against terrorism will be considered. It must be mentioned that until the moment of this writing there is not any major study that discusses Kuwait's ways of dealing with terrorism. More significantly, as an Islamic and Arabic country Kuwait may hold a position or an understanding with respect to the issue of terrorism different from other countries, especially those from the West. Thus, this thesis will discern such a position and an understanding that may not be well known to many people.
Date of Award14 Apr 2003
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Aberystwyth University
SupervisorChristopher Harding (Supervisor) & Ryszard Piotrowicz (Supervisor)

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