Checking date: 09/07/2018

Course: 2018/2019

Terrorism and its Victims in Spain and in the World: the Global challenge since 9/11 and 3/11
Study: (84)

Coordinating teacher: PEREZ MACIAS, IGNACIO ANGEL

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
No previous courses are required
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
1) Humanistic Education 2) Strategies to prevent and combat terrorism 3) A study on legal and practical protection of victims 4) Ethical commitment to values such as freedom and solidarity, the rule of law and human rights
Description of contents: programme
TERRORISM Prof. Dr. José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes) 1. The definition of Terrorism: a historical perspective of terrorism, new terrorism, the terrorist methods and terrorism as a goal. Nationalist terrorism, Jihadist terrorism, narco-terrorism and State terrorism 2. Terrorism, security and defense 3. Terrorism as an alibi: permanent State of Emergency ("criminal law for the enemy", "administrative law for the enemy", the new scapegoats, the limits of the procedural safeguards ) 4. Terrorism and human rights THE VICTIMS (Prof. Dr. Ignacio Ángel Pérez Macías) 1. The definition of Victim of Terrorism. Differences and similarities with other victims of violent crimes 2. Victims of terrorism, victims of human rights violations? 3. Models of care and support for victims of terrorism, particularly in the USA and Europe (Spain) 4. Law Nº 29/2011 of September 22, on Recognition and comprehensive Protection of the victims of terrorism
Learning activities and methodology
This course is structured in one theoretical part and in other eminently practical part that includes the analysis of actual cases. Literary devices and film resources will also be used. Classes are implemented by individual and collective tutorials. Visit and direct testimony of victims´ of terrorism families
Assessment System
Basic Bibliography
  • José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes. Las víctimas del terrorismo en España. Dykinson. 2013
  • José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes. Elogio de la laicidad. Tirant lo Blanch. 2017
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Arendt, Hannah. Sobre la violencia. Alianza. 2005
  • Benegas, José María. Diccionario Terrorismo. Espasa. 2004
  • Ramón Chornet, Consuelo. Terrorismo y respuesta de fuerza en el marco del Derecho Internacional. Tirant lo Blanch. 1993
  • Vacas Fernández, Felix. El terrorismo como crimen internacional. Tirant lo Blanch. 2011
  • Walzer, Michael. Terrorismo y guerra justa. Katz editores. 2008
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.