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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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Unformatted text preview: TERRORISM PREVENTION BRANCH MODEL LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS AGAINST TERRORISM VIENNA, 25 January 2008 This document constitutes a technical assistance tool to be used for supporting technical assistance activities carried out by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC 1 2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION MODEL PROVISIONS Chapter 1: Definitions Chapter 2: Offences Section 1: Terrorist acts Section 2: Offences related to terrorist acts Sub-section 1: Offences related to civil aviation Sub-section 2: Offence related to maritime navigation and fixed platforms Sub-section 3: Offences based on the status of the victim Sub-section 4: Offences related to terrorist bombings Sub-section 5: Offences related to radioactive material and nuclear facilities Section 3: Financing and other support offences Section 4: Attempt and complicity Section 5: Liability of legal entities Chapter 3: Jurisdiction Chapter 4: Procedural measures 3 Section 1: Investigation, pre-trial measures, rights of the person subject to proceedings for offences under [these Model Provisions] Section 2: Freezing, seizure and forfeiture of funds Sub-section 1: Preventive measures under Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) Sub-section 2: Provisional measure and forfeiture Section 3: Restrictive measures concerning listed individuals and entities pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) and following Chapter 5: International cooperation Section 1: Extradition Section 2: Mutual assistance in criminal matters Section 3: Common provisions and duty of information ANNEX I: Excerpts from the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties ANNEX II: Complementary legal tools and information available online ANNEX III: CT Conventions: Depositaries and Contact Details 4 INTRODUCTION 1. The context: Assisting Member States in Strengthening the Legal Regime against Terrorism Since January 2003, based on the mandate received by a number of General Assembly Resolutions, the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has provided specialized legal assistance in counter-terrorism to requesting countries, under the framework of its global project on “Strengthening the legal regime against terrorism”. The overall objective of the global project is to support Member States in achieving a functional universal legal regime against terrorism in accordance with the principles of the rule of law, especially by facilitating the ratification and implementation of the universal legal instruments against terrorism and enhancing the related capacity building of the national criminal justice systems. Its four immediate objectives are: - For requesting countries to achieve full and expeditious ratification of the universal legal instruments against terrorism; - Strengthened national expertise and capacity of requesting Governments to develop and apply the domestic legislation required for the effective implementation of the universal legal instruments against terrorism; -...
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