UDC 323.28:341.4
Biblid: 1451-3188, 21 (2022)
Vol. 21, No 80, pp. 53-70
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/iipe_ez.2022.21.80.4

Оriginal article
Received: 06 Nov 2022
Accepted: 15 Nov 2022

CRIMINAL OFFENSES RELATED TO TERRORISM AND PROTECTION OF VICTIMS AGAINST VICTIMIZATION UNDER EU LAW

PAUNOVIĆ Nikola (Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Republike Srbije, Beograd), dzoni925@gmail.com

Because countries are currently dealing with a slew of criminal acts related to terrorist activities, special attention should be paid to this issue. In order to establish an adequate criminal law response to terrorist threats at the level of the European Union, Directive 2017/541 was adopted, which criminalises criminal acts related to terrorist activities. The Directive also pays attention to special investigative techniques in the process of detecting criminal acts of terrorism as well as protecting victims from victimization. In this sense, the paper examines the phenomenological forms of various criminal acts related to terrorist activities and the importance of the European legal acquis (acquis communautaire) in this area for the Republic of Serbia. Finally, the analysis indicates that the application of special investigative techniques is becoming more and more important in the sphere of the detection of terrorist activities. That is why it is necessary to undertake the needed operational actions with a coordinated and timely approach with the aim of early detection and recognition of terrorist crimes to enable adequate protection for victims of terrorism.

Keywords: Terrorism, manifestations, special investigative techniques, victim protection, victimization, EU