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Title: Implementing the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protectd Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:6  Issue:4  Dated:(1983)  Pages:529-543
Author(s): H F Shamwell
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 15
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Annotation: The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons was negotiated by the Sixth Committee of the U.N. General Assembly on the basis of a draft by the International Law Commission.
Abstract: The Convention represents a major move against terrorism aimed at diplomats and others who have special status under international law. The United States Government was successful in obtaining fairly rapid approval of the text and also in obtaining the necessary U.S. legislative action to put it into effect. The United States has been hampered, however, by the fact that the two federal agencies, the F.B.I and the U.S. Marshal's service normally do not engage in the type of activity required to protect persons covered by the Convention. Local U.S. authorities are overburdened with their normal duties and there is extremely limited federal authority to extend financial assistance to the states. More far-reaching measures to counter the growing terrorist threat are needed. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Antiterrorist laws; Diplomatic immunity; International agreements; International law; International terrorism
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