UDC 323.28:338.482.1
Biblid: 0543-3657, 63 (2012)
Vol. 63, No 1147, pp. 122-135

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 14 May 2012
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Bjelajac Željko Đ. (Vanredni profesor, Pravni fakultet za privredu i pravosuđe u Novom Sadu), zeljkobjelajac067@gmail.com
Jovanović Milovan B. (Diplomirani politikolog), miki80miki@gmail.com

Modern terrorism in globalization represents a threat to society and to the individual. As a complex political phenomenon, terrorism is characterized by the appearance of many manifestations whose common characteristics are political, ethnic or religious motivation; it causes fear and panic, innocent victims, pursuit of publicity. One of the most significant and important ways for expressing effects of terrorist activities are terrorist activities in air traffic, whose role in the modern society is immeasurable. Terrorist activities in air traffic in the world are also relevant because of the effects they make in broad masses and also the achievement of these effects is the aim of terrorist organizations. Modalities of attacks are different and range from hijacking, planting explosive devices in airplanes, airports, through overthrowing of aircraft from the ground, aircraft crash or hijacking, and suicide plane crashes into an object of importance to the country. More and more frequent incidents caused by terrorist activities have resulted in changes in terms of aviation safety and the prevention of new deaths in air traffic. Consequently, the international community has adopted many of conventions, while the technology also contributes to achieving this aim.

Keywords: modern terrorism, terrorist activities, terrorist attack, aircraft hijacking, hostage