In October 2013 the 35th regular meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS Security Services (SORB) took place in Tsakhkadzor (Armenia). Representatives of special services of a number of states, including Germany, Spain, Italy and France, were invited to the meeting as observers. It was noted that ” … In this situation it is urgently needed to develop common mechanisms for countermeasures against modern challenges, especially terrorism, exchange experiences of international security activities, confirm the great demand of coordination and cooperation between special services and law enforcement authorities, concentrate on further improving the mechanism of cooperation and development of joint measures to counter threats to security of CIS”.


We identified that terrorism, including international, is one of the forms of violent political struggle, which violates the basic principles and norms of international law and morality. From the combination of organizational and tactical characteristics, it is identified that terrorism is violence of systematic, aggressive and massive nature, using tactics of unpredictable attacks with the aim of instilling fear and characterized by bi-valence of victims, by different ways of action. Serious amendments in international law are needed taking into account the following circumstances.


Terrorist organizations are transnational non-state actors, while the main subject of international law is the regulation of interstate relations.