Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT)

GS 3: Internal Security| Linkages of organized crime with terrorism

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In the wake of growing threats and acts of terrorism across the world, India and Bolivia have called for an early finalization of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).

Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism:

  • CCIT is a proposed treaty which intends to criminalize all forms of international terrorism and deny terrorists, their financiers and supporters access to funds, arms, and safe havens.
  • The CCIT was proposed by India in 1996.
  • CCIT provides a legal framework which makes it binding on all signatories to deny funds and safe havens to terrorist groups.
  • The original draft that was tabled in 1996 included following major objectives:
  • o To have a universal definition of terrorism that all 193-members of the UNGA will adopt into their own criminal law.
    o To ban all terror groups and shut down terror camps
    o To prosecute all terrorists under special laws
    o To make cross-border terrorism an extraditable offence worldwide

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