The article analyzes how the UN Security Council has been qualifying non-state threats to the International Peace and Security. It estimates the appropriate qualifications of terrorism and illicit WMD-trafficking. The author comes to the conclusion that it is reasonable to examine the question of qualification of the Afghan drug production as a threat to the International Peace and Security.
The article draws a parallel between countering “old” and “new” threats to the international peace and security – conviction of Nazism by the International Military Tribunal and combating terrorism by the UN Security Council. They compare precedential declaration fascism organizations criminal after the Second World War and introduction of sanctions regimes against terrorist organizations nowadays. They evaluate the historical experience of Nuremberg which might be used today to combat contemporary threats to peace and security.
The article is devoted to the anti-terrorist activities on the base of political and legal tools. The author underlines importance of proper qualification of international terrorist activities. He distinguishes stages of such efforts and suggests appropriate models.