As the terrorist becomes increasingly internationalized, he becomes more the enemy of all mankind than at any previous time. In this process, states are seeking everwidening bases for exercising their jurisdiction in their pursuit of security and the implementation of punishment for indiscriminate killing and injury. This paper will review and advocate developments in this search for a universal or near-universal jurisdiction against a crime which once was seen as consecrated to patriotism but which is now seen as an inhuman, anarchistic act having, possibly, its own twisted validity for its perpetrator but, in truth, being perpetrated against all mankind.
Goldie, L. F. E.
"Profile of a terrorist: distinguishing freedom fighters from terrorists,"
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2, Article 3.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol14/iss2/3