Terrorist Bombings Convention
The Terrorist Bombings Convention (formally the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) is a 1997 United Nations treaty designed to criminalize terrorist bombings.
|International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings|
|Type||anti-terrorism, international criminal law|
|Drafted||15 December 1997|
|Signed||12 January 1998|
|Location||New York City, United States|
|Effective||23 May 2001|
|Depositary||United Nations Secretary-General|
|Languages||Arabic Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish|
The convention describes terrorist bombings as the unlawful and intentional use of explosives in public places with intention to kill, to injure, or to cause extensive destruction to compel a government or an international organization to do or to abstain from doing some act.
The convention also seeks to promote police and judicial co-operation to prevent, investigate and punish those acts.
As of September 2018, the convention has been ratified by 170 states.
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