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Article Comparison - Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism

Article 1

1.     The introductory paragraph to Article 1 of the Convention shall become paragraph 1 of this article. In sub-paragraph b of this paragraph, the term “signed” shall be replaced by the term “concluded” and sub-paragraphs c, d, e and f of this paragraph shall be replaced by the following sub-paragraphs:

“c. an offence within the scope of the> Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents, adopted at New York on 14 December 1973;

d. an offence within the scope of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages, adopted at New York on 17 December 1979;

e. an offence within the scope of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, adopted at Vienna on 3 March 1980;

f. an offence within the scope of the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 24 February 1988;”.

2.     Paragraph 1 of Article 1 of the Convention shall be supplemented by the following four sub-paragraphs:

“g. an offence within the scope of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, done at Rome on 10 March 1988;

h. an offence within the scope of the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, done at Rome on 10 March 1988;

i. an offence within the scope of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted at New York on 15 December 1997;

j. an offence within the scope of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted at New York on 9 December 1999.”.

3.     The text of Article 1 of the Convention shall be supplemented by the following paragraph:

“2. Insofar as they are not covered by the conventions listed under paragraph 1, the same shall apply, for the purpose of extradition between Contracting States, not only to the commission of those principal offences as a perpetrator but also to:

a. the attempt to commit any of these principal offences;

b. the participation as an accomplice in the perpetration of any of these principal offences or in an attempt to commit any of them;

c. organising the perpetration of, or directing others to commit or attempt to commit, any of these principal offences.”.