Recent UN Gen. Assembly Measures to Adopt Instruments Combating International Terrorism

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Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Bruce Zagaris
Over the years, the international legal community has been successful in adopting a considerable number of instruments addressing specific aspects of international terrorism. These instruments can be grouped into four categories. Firstly, those dealing with civil aviation (Convention on Offences Committed on Board Aircraft;Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft; Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation). Secondly, those dealing with natural persons (Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents; Convention Against the Taking of Hostages...[more]