Details of Treaty No.196

Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism
Title Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism
Reference CETS No.196
Opening of the treaty Warsaw, 16/05/2005  - Treaty open for signature by the member States, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by the European Union, and for accession by other non-member States
Entry into Force 01/06/2007  - 6 Ratifications including 4 Member States.

The Council of Europe has adopted this Convention to increase the effectiveness of existing international texts on the fight against terrorism. It aims to strengthen member States’ efforts to prevent terrorism in two different ways:

  • by establishing as criminal offences certain acts that may lead to the commission of terrorist offences, namely: public provocation, recruitment and training
  • by reinforcing co-operation on prevention both internally (national prevention policies), and internationally (modification of existing extradition and mutual assistance arrangements and additional means).

The Convention contains a provision on the protection and compensation of victims of terrorism. A consultation process is planned to ensure effective implementation and follow up.

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