Terrorist Bombings Convention

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:EngvarB Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox treaty 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.

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 2016, the convention has been ratified by 169 states.[1]

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