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Why are there difficulties in coming to a consensus on the definition of Terrorism?

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Why are there difficulties in coming to a consensus on the definition of Terrorism?

There are difficulties in reaching a consensus on the definition of terrorism because of the conflicts of the international community If the international community agrees to the definition of terrorism that will become legally binding. The definition can then be used to declare states, regions, and individual's terrorists. A large part of the international community does not want that to happen. There are practical reasons for that. One an area, region, or a country is declared a terrorism then the next step will be take military action against that state. This is the fundamental reason why there are difficulties in coming to a consensus on the definition of terrorism. True there are political reasons and there are emotional reasons that prevent a consensus on the definition of terrorism. There are political interests served if ...

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