What is the Global Terror Convention?

The Global Terror Convention or Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism is a proposed treaty which intends to outlaw all forms of terrorism(international) and restrict terrorists, their financiers the access to all form of supports like funds, arms, and safe havens.

This topic is relevant for all IAS exam aspirants.

What are clauses mentioned in the Global Terror Convention?

The major clause in the Convention describes a crime in the following way:

(a) Any act that results in the death or serious  injuries to any individual

(b) An act that would cause destruction to public or private property, a public transportation system, an infrastructure facility or the environment

(c) Any act that would bring a severe economic loss for the country

What are the exceptions mentioned in the Global Terror Convention?

The exceptions stated in the Global Terror Convention are mentioned below:

  1. This convention should not affect the rights, obligations of state and its people that comes under the international humanitarian law.
  2. The activities of armed forces during an armed conflict, which are governed by that law, are not governed by this Convention.

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What are the 3 major Protocols discussed at the Convention against terrorism?

The 3 major protocols discussed in the Convention against terrorism are stated below:

  1. International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, December 1997
  2. International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism December 1999
  3. International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, April 2005.

FAQ about Global Terror Convention

What is the meaning of terrorism?

Terrorism is ‘the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion or intimidation

What are the different international agreements on terrorism?

The 1979 Convention against hostage-taking, the 1997 Convention against terrorist bombings, the 1999 Convention against the financing of terrorism and the 2005 Convention against nuclear terrorism.

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