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Estonian Government Adopted Anti-Terrorist Conventions

10.10.2001

The Government adopted today the Convention against Bomb Terrorism and International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and forwarded these drafts to the Riigikogu for ratification. This is in concord with means drafted in the framework of intensification of the fight against terrorism.

The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention against Bomb Terrorism on 15 December 1997 and Estonia signed it on 6 September 2000.

The Convention defines terrorist acts. Such acts are terrorist acts committed by a person while using a firearm illegally and intentionally delivered and mounted, or while exploding a blasting charge or other mortal device in a public place or against state property or public transport or infrastructure facility with the intention to cause death or grave injury to health or comprehensive destruction, which involves or may involve great economic loss.

The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism on 9 December 1999. Estonia signed the Convention also on 6 September 2000.

Pursuant to the draft law of the ratification of the Convention it will be declared that according to the Convention the Republic of Estonia will not in relation to itself apply the Protocol in the Appendix of the Convention on the Prevention of Illegal Acts Directed against the Safety of Steady Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf.


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