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Why is a unified definition of terrorism tarried yet?

Zsuzsanna Hornyik

Defining terrorism is not a simple undertaking. All experts on the subject agree with the fact that a unified definition is needed. For decades, they have been trying to bring different positions and points of reference closer together. The questions why it is important and how creating a unified concept could help the interpretation of law related to terrorism, counter-terrorism activities, and law enforcement, have already been successfully answered. Its justification is also supported by the nature of acts related to terrorism - multi-country, global presence - and the fact that effective action against it requires wide-ranging cooperation from all the nations and competent organizations involved. In the present study, several notions created so far, their comparison and the problem of forming a unified definition are presented.