International Terrorism: Multilateral Conventions 1937-2001

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January 2001


An extensive body of law designed to control international terror violence has come into being, and it is this assembly of reports and resolutions, conventions and scattered treaty provisions that we must rely on as we move toward an enforceable, unambiguous anti-"terrorism" regime in international law. Multilateral Conventions includes all relevant conventions adopted since the League of Nations Convention of 1937; it also includes pertinent international conventions of the Organization of African Unity, the League of Arab States, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, and the South Asian Regional Convention, as well as relevant provisions from other international conventions (governing, postal traffic, or weapons control). An introductory article by the editor provides a forward-looking view of the evolving challenges in combating the ever-changing manifestations of terror violence.