Part II Crimes, 7 Terrorism
- Terrorism — Armed conflict — Weapons
This chapter examines the suppression of terrorist activities in these different ‘sectoral treaties’ dealing with the criminalization of aviation offences, hostage-taking, attacks on UN personnel, nuclear terrorism, maritime security crimes and offences, terrorist bombing and terrorist financing. It then looks at the prospects for a comprehensive UN Anti-terrorism Convention, before moving to a discussion of the novel and precedent-setting criminal-law-making role of the UN Security Council in taking counter-terrorism measures. Lastly, it assesses the suppression of terrorism’s vexed relationship with human rights and efforts to reclassify terrorism as a core international crime, an attempt to try to take the particularist state-interest dimension out of anti-terrorism and replace it with a more palatable general international community interest.