Definition of nonstate actor in English:

nonstate actor

Syllabification: non·state ac·tor

noun

  • An individual or organization that has significant political influence but is not allied to any particular country or state.
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    • The second is the growing power of non-state actors.
    • The wording of the first clause also leaves open the question whether terrorism can be committed by states or only by non-state actors.
    • Under international law, the state has a clear responsibility for human rights abuses committed by non-state actors.

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