In 2003, Stanislav Galic, commander of the Bosnian Serb forces, became the first person to be convicted for the spreading of terror among the civilian population and, in particular, the first case in which terror was considered as an autonomous war crime. The purpose of this brief is to examine the contribution of the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals to the definition of the crime, in order to identify the elements of the crime of terror, as well as its controversial aspects.
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