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NCJ Number: 30535 Find in a Library
Title: UNDISCOVERABLE ACT OF TERRORISM (FROM REFLECTIONS ON THE DEFINITION AND REPRESSION OF TERRORISM - SEE NCJ-30533)
Author(s): P MERTENS
Corporate Author: Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Institut de Sociologie
Belgium
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Bruxelles, Belgium
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Document
Language: French
Country: Belgium
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF POLITICAL CRIMES AND ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND THE DIFFICULTY INVOLVED IN ACHIEVING AGREEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IN REGARD TO SANCTIONS BECAUSE SUCH ACTS ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.
Abstract: SO-CALLED CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, GENOCIDE, AGGRESSION (MILITARY AND POLITICAL), OPPRESSIVE RULE BY UNPOPULAR MINORITIES, ETC., AS WELL AS TERRORISTIC ASSASSINATIONS, SABOTAGE, ETC., ARE POLITICALLY INSPIRED. BUT THE OPPOSITION TO THEM IS ALSO POLITICALLY INSPIRED. HENCE IT HAS BEEN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, OVER THE YEARS, TO ARRIVE AT GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE DEFINITIONS OF THESE CONCEPTS, MUCH LESS GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE WORDING OF LEGAL INSTRUMENTS OUTLAWING THEM. --IN FRENCH
Index Term(s): Assassination; International agreements; International law; Legislation; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Sabotage; Terrorism/Mass Violence
Note: PAPER PRESENTED AT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, FREE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS, MARCH 19-20, 1973
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