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NCJ Number: 98214 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism Legislation - Hearing Before the House Subcommittee on Crime, HR 5612, HR 5689, and HR 5690, September 26, 1984
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 45
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text presents three bills on terrorism (H.R. 5689, H.R. 5690, and H.R. 5612) and the testimony presented at hearings held on September 26, 1984.
Abstract: The three bills, which are provided in their entirety, are: H.R. 5689, concerning the taking of hostages; H.R. 5690, implementing the Montreal Convention, relating to offenses against aircraft and aircraft facilities; and H.R. 5612, which authorizes the payment of rewards for information regarding acts of terrorism. Representatives of the Department of Justice and the Department of State presented prepared statements. Testimony examines the extent of the problem and its impact on American citizens, as well as the extent to which extraterritorial jurisdiction is required by convention and is proper. Testimony also examines whether the proposed legislation meets the requirements of international conventions in a way consistent with the Constitution and the traditional division of responsibilities between State and Federal law enforcement. It is concluded that the antiterrorism legislative package under consideration would provide a means for enhancing the legal capability to combat terrorism, while also permitting the United States to comply with its international obligations.
Index Term(s): Aircraft hijacking; Antiterrorist laws; Citizen information rewards; Counter-terrorism tactics; Hijacking; International terrorism; Law reform; Legislation; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Testimony; US Department of Justice; US Department of State; US House of Representatives
Note: Serial number 155.
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