Alexander N. Metelkov
St. Petersburg University of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia
Metelkov A.N. Nuclear terrorism: a theoretical model of the legal concept. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2023, vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 245–250 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2023-29-3-245-250
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2023-29-3-245-250
УДК: 341.3
Publish date: 2023-08-25
Annotation: The aim of the work is to establish the content and definition of the theoretical and legal concept of “nuclear terrorismˮ based on the consideration of the legal model of its acts and the analysis of the provisions of international and Russian law with a variety of approaches to the issues of legal understanding of this term. Topicality of understanding the problem of nuclear terrorism as an argument for a significant risk to state and public security in 2022 has increased dramatically due to the aggravation of relations between Western countries and Russia. In the process of analysing the sources of law and scientific literature, the author singled out two approaches to the definition of nuclear terrorism. One approach is focused on natural science knowledge (natural science), the other is based on the norms of law (legal). Such approaches determine the theoretical directions of the formation of the legal policy of the state in the field of countering nuclear terrorism. Taking into account the dynamics of law, a theoretically substantiated method is proposed for forming the conceptual basis for the legal understanding of nuclear terrorism as a phenomenon that is complex in the forms of its manifestation. As a result of a comparative study of legislation and doctrinal positions, an integrated methodological approach to understanding nuclear terrorism is proposed based on the legal model of acts of nuclear terrorism, based on well-established norms of international and Russian legislation.
Keywords: nuclear terrorism, legal model, state, legal understanding
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Author's info: Alexander N. Metelkov, Candidate of Law, St. Petersburg University of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia, metelkov5178@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6113-8981