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Title: International Convention against the Taking of Hostages
Alternative Title(s): Hostages Convention
Available From: http://treaties.un.org/doc/db/Terrorism/english-18-5.pdf
http://treaties.un.org/Pages/DB.aspx?path=DB/studies/page2_en.xml&menu=MTDSG
Conclusion Date: 1979-12-17
Entry Into Force Date: 1983-06-03
Description: The Hostages Convention provides that "any person who seizes or detains and threatens to kill, to injure or to continue to detain another person . . . in order to compel a third party, namely, a State, an international intergovernmental organization, a natural or juridical person, or a group of persons, to do or abstain from doing any act as an explicit or implicit condition for the release of the hostage commits the offence of taking of hostages . . . ." (Art. 1.)
Legal Citation: GA res. 34/146 (XXXIV), 34 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 46) at 245, UN Doc. A/34/46 (1979); 1316 UNTS 205; TIAS No. 11081; 18 ILM 1456 (1979);
EISIL Categories: Home > International Criminal Law > Terrorism
Keywords: terrorism
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
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Document Creator: United Nations General Assembly
Site Administrator: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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