Volume 4.2

Negotiating With Terrorists And Non-State Actors: The Journey To World Peace

Sponsored by Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, and Cardozo International Law Students Association

February 11, 2003

Panelists and participants explored the use of alternative dispute resolution processes in resolving international conflicts. The panelists addressed: (1) Who are terrorists according to traditional definitions (non-state actors and freedom fighters), prevailing attitudes (fundamentalists), and recent regulations, (2) Does negotiation with terrorists work, and what are the benefits, disadvantages, and alternatives, (3) Whether there is a need for international law and policy reformation.

The following commentaries by the panelists were based on a Roundtable held at Cardozo.

Angela Khaminwa, Program Officer, The Co-Existence Initiative
Frank Emmert, Visiting Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; International Law Expert
Richard Horowitz, Esq., International Terrorism Expert
Hans Smit, Columbia University School of Law; International Law Expert
Michael Wildes, Former Federal Prosecutor, Immigration Lawyer, Wildes & Weinberg