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International Conventions on Terrorism

1. Convention on Offences and certain other Acts Committed on board Aircraft (Tokyo, 14.9.1963)

UK Signature: 14 Sept. 1963
UK Ratification: 29 Nov. 1968
UK's Ratification was on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Territories under the Territorial Sovereignty of the United Kingdom (excluding the Associated States).
Subsequently extended to Anguilla with effect 1 Dec. 1982.

2. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (The Hague, 16.12.1970)

UK Signature: 16 Dec. 1970
UK Ratification: 22 Dec. 1971
UK's Ratification was on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Territories under the Territorial Sovereignty of the United Kingdom, including the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (but excluding the Associated States). Subsequently extended to Anguilla with effect 15 Dec. 1982.

3. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation (Montreal, 23.9.1971)

UK Signature: 23 Sept. 1971
UK Ratification: 25 Oct. 1973
UK's Ratification was on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Territories under the Territorial Sovereignty of the United Kingdom, including the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (but excluding the Associated States).
Subsequently extended to Anguilla with effect 7 Nov. 1990.
Statement: 8 October 1971 (Communicated to all States recognised by the UK), HMG 'recalled their view that if a regime is not recognised as the Government of a State, neither signature nor the deposit of any instrument by it, nor notification of any of those acts will bring about recognition of that regime by any other State'.

4. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents (New York, 14.12.1973)

UK Signature: 13 Dec. 1974
UK Ratification: 2 May 1979

Extended to: Date
Anguilla 26 Mar. 1987
Bailiwick of Guernsey 1 June 1979
Bailiwick of Jersey 1 June 1979
Bermuda 1 June 1979
British Antarctic Territory 1 June 1979
BIOT 1 June 1979
British Virgin Islands 1 June 1979
Cayman Islands 1 June 1979
Falkland Islands 1 June 1979
Gibraltar 1 June 1979
Isle of Man 1 June 1979
Montserrat 1 June 1979
Pitcairn Group 1 June 1979
St. Helena and Dependencies 1 June 1979
Sovereign Base Areas 1 June 1979
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 June 1979 (see over):

Declaration: 7 Dec.1977 – Regarding the reservation entered by the Government of Burundi (on accession) as incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention, and are unable to consider Burundi as having validly acceded to the Convention until such time as the reservation (to Arts. 2(2) and 6(1)) are withdrawn.
Objection: 2 May 1979 – UK does not regard as valid the reservation made by Iraq in respect of paragraph 1(b) of Article 1 of the said Convention.
Objection: 12 Nov. 1979 – to Guatemala's rejection of the UK's extension of the above to Belize.
Objection: 28 Feb. 1985 – to Argentina's Declaration of 3 October 1983 (re. the Falkland Islands).
31 May 1985 – Communication of 2 Notes to the Depositary re. terrorist attacks in London.

5. International Convention against the Taking of Hostages (New York, 17.12.1979)

UK Signature: 18 Dec. 1979
UK Ratification: 4 June 1982
UK's Ratification was on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Territories under the Territorial Sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

6. Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (Vienna, 3.3.1980)

UK Signature: 13 June 1980
UK Ratification: 6 Sept. 1991
Declaration: 11 Dec. 1991 – stating that the UK's instrument of ratification of 6 Sept. 1991 should be construed as extending to the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey.
No further extensions to OTs recorded

7. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 23 September 1971 (Montreal, 24.2.1988)

UK Signature: 26 Oct. 1988
UK Ratification: 15 Nov. 1990
Was extended to Hong Kong with effect 21 May 1997
(Subsequently extended by China to HKSAR with effect 1 July 1997)
Extended to Isle of Man with effect 14 Feb. 1997

8. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (Rome, 10.3.1988)

UK Signature: 22 Sept. 1988
UK Ratification: 3 May 1991
Extended to Isle of Man with effect 8 Feb. 1999.

9. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms on the Continental Shelf (Rome, 10.3.1988)

UK Signature: 22 Sept. 1998
UK Ratification: 3 May 1991
Extended to Isle of Man with effect 8 Feb. 1999.

10. Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection (Montreal, 1.3.1991)

UK Signature: 1 Mar. 1991
UK Ratification: 28 Apr, 1997
Declaration: 28.4.1977 – the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a producer of plastic explosives

Extended to: Date
British Virgin Islands 26 Jan. 2001
Cayman Islands 30 Oct. 1999
Falkland Islands 30 Oct. 1999
Guernsey 30 Oct. 1999
Isle of Man 30 Oct. 1999
Jersey 30 Oct. 1999
Montserrat 30 Oct. 1999

11. Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (New York, 15.12.1997)

UK Signature: 12 Jan. 1988
UK Ratification: 7 Mar. 2001 (entry into force: 23 May 2001)
No extensions to OTs recorded

12. Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of terrorism (New York, 10.1.2000)

UK Signature: 10 Jan. 2000
UK Ratification: 7 Mar. 2001 (entry into force: 10 April 2002)
No extensions to OTs recorded

EUROPEAN CONVENTIONS

A) European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (Strasbourg, 27.1.1977)

UK Signature: 27 Jan. 1977
UK Ratification: 24 July 1978
UK Ratification included; Bailiwick of Guernsey, Bailiwick of Jersey and the Isle of Man
Subsequently extended to Gibraltar with effect 21 Nov. 1988

B) Convention drawn up on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union relating to Extradition between the Member States of the European Union (Dublin, 27.9.1996)

UK Signature: 27 Sept. 1996
UK Adoption: 20.12.2001 (in accordance with Art.18(2))
No extensions recorded


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