BSS 481 International Agreements in Counterterrorism Paper

Research five international terrorism conventions.
Writea 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the use of your selected international conventions in counterterrorism.
Discuss the purpose of these conventions along with how they function in the international community.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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Research five international terrorism conventions.

Writea 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the use of your selected international conventions in counterterrorism.

Discuss the purpose of these conventions along with how they function in the international community.

There are a vast number of international convention concerning terrorism. These conventions are intended to promote cooperation between nations and to foster a international unity against terrorist activities. These conventions also serve another purpose of outlining actions and agreements that are codified between nations that determine response and treatment of terrorism. Conventions are necessary because they provide a legal agreement concerning specific terrorist activities which nations can agree upon and this reduces barriers such as extradition and jurisdictional obstacles when fighting terrorism. Examples of these conventions provide the basis of their necessity.

1979 International Convention against the Taking of Hostages

In this convention, it is agreed that taking of hostages in order to compel a party (government) to act in specific way, is considered terrorism. This convention is important because it provides a definition for hostage taking under the United Nations and it creates an agreement amongst the UN that, “the taking of hostages is an offence of grave concern to the international community and that, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, any person committing an act of hostage taking shall either be prosecute or extradited” (United Nations , 2017). Within the scope of this convention all UN member nations agree to assist and provide extradition for terrorists who take hostages.

1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material