Prosecuting “foreign” terrorists

Prosecuting “foreign” terrorists
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First Published: Thu, Mar 05 2009. 01 03 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Mar 05 2009. 01 03 PM IST
Matters of international law come to the forefront once again this week. On Tuesday, a group of terrorists attacked the tour bus of the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
Last week, the Mumbai police filed a charge sheet thousands of pages long against the lone apprehended Mumbai terrorist, Azam Amir Kasab.
The charge sheet named a number of people as conspirators based out of Pakistan, and we’ll try to explain here the international law that now comes into play.
Our guest today on Just to Clarify isProfessor Bharat Desai, of the Centre for International Legal Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Professor Desai was awarded the UN Fellowship in International Law in 1988 and has been a Humboldt Fellow on numerous occasions at the Institute of International Law in Germany.As always if you want anything clarified, write in to samanth.s@livemint.com
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First Published: Thu, Mar 05 2009. 01 03 PM IST