What is 'Terrorism'? Problems of Legal Definition
University of NSW Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 270-295, 2004
26 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2009
Date Written: 2004
In this article the authors review a number of recent legislative efforts to define 'terrorism' in common law jurisdictions and, on the basis of that review, make several recommendations as to the way in which that concept should be defined. These are, broadly: that a general and not a specific approach be adopted; that specific exceptions be made in favour of advocacy and civil protest; and, finally, that legislation should remain the primary means of defining terrorism.
Keywords: Terrorism, definition, legislation
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