The Impact of Legal Definitions of Terrorism

This video explores the ways in which designation lists have unintentionally caused the stigmatization of a particular religious community and overly impacted the Muslim community. This video was produced in 2023 by Rita Jabri-Markwell and the Australian Muslim Advocacy Network for GIFCT’s Year 3 Legal Frameworks Working Group including participants from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds. This video does not represent the views or positions of GIFCT or individual working group participants.

References and Additional Resources

  • Resource
    GIFCT Global Definitions of Terrorism Map

    Compare which behavioral signals governments and international bodies use the most to legally define and proscribe terrorist and violent extremist individuals, activities, and groups.

  • Resource
    The Interoperability of Terrorism Definitions

    GIFCT's Year 2 Legal Frameworks Working Group sought to facilitate an expansion of the understanding of the possible implications for companies of the current level of (in)coherence regarding TVEC across commercial, national, regional, and international definitions of terrorism. 

  • Reference
    UN General Assembly Report

    Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

  • Reference
    UN Security Council Designation List

    The Consolidated List includes all individuals and entities subject to measures imposed by the Security Council.

  • Reference
    U.N. Resolution 1267

    U.N. Resolution regarding the situation in Afghanistan (1999)

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    U.N. Resolution 1566

    A Security Council Resolution on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

  • Reference
    Canadian Prosecution of Far-Right Extremism

    An article on how Canada views far-right violence and approaches prosecution.

  • Reference
    Australian Study on Attitudes Toward Muslims

    A Deakin University study exploring how terrorism concerns moderate the relationship between anti-Muslim prejudice and knowledge of Islam.

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