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Mr. Rohan Perera

Mr. Rohan A. Perera
Former Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee established by General Assembly resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996 (terrorism)

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Peace and Security
Terrorism
International Legal Framework to Enhance
Co-operation in Combating International Terrorism — Contribution of the United Nations
From the so-called “sectoral approach” to the on-going negotiating process of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, and against the background of the early initiatives taken in the context of the League of Nations, this presentation provides a comprehensive overview and an assessment of the contribution of the United Nations to the legal framework to enhance co-operation in combating international terrorism.

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Peace and Security
Terrorism
International Legal Framework to Enhance Co-operation in Combating
International Terrorism — Contribution of the United Nations
A. Legal Instruments
Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism, Geneva, 16 November 1937, League of Nations, Official Journal, 19th year, No. 1, January 1938, pp. 22-35 (C.546.M.383.I937.V).

Convention for the Creation of an International Criminal Court, Geneva 16 November 1937, League of Nations, Official Journal, 19th year, No. 1, January 1938, pp. 36-51 (C.547.M.384.I937.V).

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Declaration of Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, General Assembly resolution 2625 (XXV) of 24 October 1970.

Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism, General Assembly resolution 49/60 of 9 December 1994.

Declaration to Supplement the 1994 Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism, General Assembly resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996.

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, New York, 15 December 1997, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2149, p. 256.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, New York, 9 December 1999, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2178, p. 197.

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, New York, 13 April 2005, General Assembly resolution 59/290 of 13 April 2005.
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
League of Nations Council resolution of 10 December 1934, League of Nations, Official Journal, 15th year, No. 12 (Part II), December 1934, pp. 1759-1760 (C.543.I934.VII).

General Assembly resolution 3034 (XXVII) of 18 December 1972 (Measures to prevent international terrorism which endangers or takes innocent human lives or jeopardizes fundamental freedoms, and study of the underlying causes of those forms of terrorism and acts of violence which lie in misery, frustration, grievance and despair and which cause some people to sacrifice human lives, including their own, in an attempt to effect radical changes).

General Assembly resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996 (Measures to eliminate international terrorism).

General Assembly resolution 54/110 of 9 December 1999 (Measures to eliminate international terrorism).

Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001.

Report of the Working Group on Measures to eliminate international terrorism, 3 November 2010 (A/C.6/65/L.10), Annex I (Text of preamble and articles 1 to 2 and 4 to 27 of the draft comprehensive convention, prepared by the Friends of the Chair).

Report of the Working Group on Measures to eliminate international terrorism, 3 November 2010 (A/C.6/65/L.10), Annex II (List of written proposals in relation to the outstanding issues surrounding the draft comprehensive convention).
D. Doctrine
C. Fijnaut, J. Wouters, and F. Naert (eds.), Legal Instruments in the Fight against International Terrorism; A Transatlantic Dialogue, Nijhoff, Leiden, (2004).

A. R. Perera, “International Legal Framework for Co-operation in Combating Terrorism – The Role of the UN Ad-Hoc Committee on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism”, in Countering terrorism through international cooperation: Proceedings of the International Conference on “Countering Terrorism through Enhanced International Cooperation”, Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, Italy, 22–24 September 2000, ISPAC, International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations, Milan, 2001.

A. R. Perera, “International Legal Framework for the Suppression of Terrorism”, in Essays on International Law, Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, New Delhi, 2001.

A. R. Perera, International Terrorism, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1997.

J. Wouters, P. Rietjens, and A. R. Perera, “The Need for a Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Convention ?”, in: W. J. M. van Genugten, M. P. Scharf, and S. E. Radin (eds.), Criminal Jurisdiction 100 Years after the 1907 Hague Peace Conference - 2007 Hague Joint Conference on Contemporary Issues of International Law, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, 2009.