Ahmer Bilal Soofi, compiler.,UN Law on Terrorism (Home Book Publishers, Lahore, 2015), 472.

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The book UN Law on Terrorism is a compilation of original text of the series of the resolutions passed by the UNSC, from 1999 to 2014 by Ahmer Bilal Soofi who is a Supreme Court Lawyer and on the panel of advisory committee to United Nations Human Rights Counsel and Vice President of its Asia Pacific group. The emergence of transnational terrorist outfits at the global theatre led to the transformation of criminal law into a corpus of International Counter-Terrorism Law. The emergency measures taken initially, in the form of conventions and resolutions, passed by the United Nations (UN), that later on became the defining features, highlighting contours of legal responsibilities of the member states under the broader umbrella of the UN Charter.

Under Article 24 of the Charter of UN, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) “primary responsibility [is] the maintenance of international peace and security” (p.7) and in discharging its responsibility, UNSC has promulgated a series of legally and morally binding resolutions, which are compiled in the book.

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