Terrorism treaties

These international treaties have been, or are being implemented, into Australian domestic law by legislation. Unless indicated, the text of each treaty may be found as a schedule to its implementing act. See also 'The Prevention and Prosecution of Terrorist Acts: A Survey of Multilateral Instruments', The Record (NY City Bar), vol 62 no 1, 2007.

Title

Date

Implementing legislation

 

Commencement date

1. Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft

1963

Civil Aviation (Offenders on International Aircraft) Act 1970 [now the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991]

1970

2. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

1970

Crimes (Hijacking of Aircraft) Act 1972 [now the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991]

1972-73

 


3. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation

1971

Crimes (Protection of Aircraft) Act 1973 [now the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991]

1973 & 1975.

 


3a. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation

1988

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 1991

1991

4. United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents

1973

Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976

1977

5. Convention against the Taking of Hostages

1979

Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989

1990


6. Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

1980

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987

1987-88

6a. Amendments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, done at Vienna on 8 July 2005
[2006] ATNIF 14

2005

Treaty tabled 20/6/2006. Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report. Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Act 2007

2007


7. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

1988

Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992

1992-93

7a. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf

1988

Crimes (Ships And Fixed Platforms) Act 1992

See above


7b. Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988

2005

Australia signed on 7/3/2006. No legislation

 


7c. Protocol of 2005 to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms located on the Continental Shelf, 1988 ([1993] ATS 11) 2005

2005

Australia signed on 7/3/2006. No legislation

 

8. Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection

1991

Treaty tabled 11/10/2005. JSCOT report. Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Marking of Plastic Explosives) Act 2007

2007

9. International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings 1997. NIA.

1997

Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Act 2002

2002

10. International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism 1999. NIA.

1999

Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Act 2002

2002

11. International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism [2005] ATNIF 20

2005

Australia signed 14/09/2005.
Partly implemented by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Act 2006.

2006

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