SOME ASPECTS OF THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "TERRORISM"

Mariya Starodubtseva
2020 Legal Linguistics  
The article reveals the lack of accuracy in the definition of the legal term "terrorism" and highlights a number of problems related to this definition. In particular, the author substantiates the need for a clear legal definition of groups of persons targeted by an act of terrorism; it is proved that none of the existing definitions – "civilians", "persons considered innocent" and "non – combatants" - allows us to give an exhaustive definition of the phenomenon. It is noted that the existing
more » ... finitions of terrorism are incomplete due to insufficient coverage of violent acts of crime. An important unrecorded parameter of the definition of "terrorism" is the factor of publicity of a violent action. In addition, there is need to distinguish between terrorists who are essentially combatants engaged in war and terrorists who are not combatants.
doi:10.14258/leglin(2020)1603 fatcat:nvvfdlxzind5vezc3blcif5imy