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El concepto de terrorismo en las Naciones Unidas: antecedentes y perspectiva actual
Revista Âmbito Jurídico (2013)
  • Alexis Rodrigo Laborías
The article discusses the difficulties of the international community to achieve an adequate concept of terrorism, to facilitate its prevention, the punishment of those responsible, and the interstate cooperation to combat it. Firstly, it mentions the work of the League of Nations, which adopted a Convention on this issue in 1937, that never came into force. Next, it analyzes the technique of adopting sectoral agreements that focus on specific terrorist acts, as a palliative tool due to the absence of a common definition. Thirdly, it makes a reference to the attempts to achieve an appropriate definition through the Convention against the Financing of Terrorism, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Fourthly, it discusses the work of the UN General Assembly and the Security Council, which contributed with their resolutions to finding a solution for all States. Finally, studies the provisions of the draft General Convention against Terrorism, whose writing is entrusted to a Special Committee from 1996 to the present. [The full text is in Spanish]
  • International law,
  • International terrorism,
  • Concept,
  • League of Nations,
  • United Nations,
  • General Convention against Terrorism
Publication Date
August, 2013
Citation Information
Laborías, Alexis Rodrigo. "El concepto de terrorismo en las Naciones Unidas: antecedentes y perspectiva actual". Revista Âmbito Jurídico, Nº 115, Agosto 2013.