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“Acts Specifically ‘Terrorist’ in Character”

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As political leaders played a less direct role in the consequences of the settlement of the Hungaro-Yugoslav dispute, League officials, outside groups, jurists, and government functionaries filled the vacuum. The Committee for the International Repression of Terrorism first met in 1935. It approved several articles for an anti-terrorism convention. Some were bold and innovative, others made a confusing and difficult undertaking even more so. A few members championed the creation of an international criminal court. While these efforts demonstrated that the League could foster international cooperation, they also exposed deep divisions over Geneva’s role in combating terrorism. The British agreed to help draft a convention, but only if it was “limited to acts specifically ‘terrorist’ in character.” Much ambiguity surrounded this decision from the outset.

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Callahan, M.D. (2018). “Acts Specifically ‘Terrorist’ in Character”. In: The League of Nations, International Terrorism, and British Foreign Policy, 1934–1938. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77200-4_7

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