Confrontation

(redirected from confrontationist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

Confrontation

 

(Russian, konfrontatsiid), opposition, antagonism (between social systems, class interests, ideological-political principles); clash.


Confrontation

 

in criminal legal procedure, the simultaneous interrogation (in the presence of one another) of two previously interrogated persons in whose testimony there are substantial contradictions. A confrontation is carried out to elucidate the reasons for such contradictions and to eliminate the contradictions, as well as to obtain additional information that will help evaluate the correctness of the testimony.

According to Soviet law the accused, suspects, witnesses, and victims (in any combination) may be interrogated in a confrontation situation. Before the confrontation, the persons involved are asked if they know one another and what relation they have to each other. Then it is proposed that they give testimony concerning the circumstances about which contradictions existed in earlier testimony. Each of the persons being interrogated may be asked questions, and they themselves, with the permission of the person conducting the confrontation, may question each other. Testimony given during a confrontation is recorded in the order in which it is given. Each participant in the confrontation signs his own testimony as a whole and each page separately.

References in periodicals archive ?
But the BJP was determined to capture political power whatever the cost, and it did though ultimately it had to do that by tempering its confrontationist posture.
Unions are still perceived, and there's a bit of reality behind that perception, as being a very male culture, [with] a confrontationist chest beating approach to settle disputes.
Tribalism rules the roost in Libya, and sectarian diversity is becoming articulate, activist and confrontationist in some other Arab countries.
These folks have labeled others as academic activists and militant radicals who promote a confrontationist agenda of oppression.
We will succeed if we adopt a cooperative rather than a confrontationist approach.
It has a strong presence of the Maoist group that mobilized tribal community for their rights, but mostly in the nature of ' confrontationist politics', often resulting in violence and State repression.
He called for shunning such a confrontationist attitude in the future.
The Maoist decision came against the backdrop of rising number of incidents of clashes between Maoist cadres and non-Maoist forces across the nation that were threatening to send the agitation on a confrontationist course.
Emanuel is known to be a confrontationist who gets what he wants.
Confrontationist tactics were highly successful in getting publicity for the fledgling activist group.
The gap between the detentist foreign policy of the first President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker and the confrontationist foreign policy of Bush's son and Vice President Dick Cheney a handful of years later represents a far bigger distance between two approaches to international affairs than anything seen in Europe during the same period.
Those who wanted to create a viable labour movement were forced to work within this restricted space and to develop less confrontationist strategies.