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International Documents on Corporate Responsibility

Edited by Stephen Tully

International Documents on Corporate Responsibility includes the principal international, regional and national instruments drafted by intergovernmental organisations or states as well as codes of conduct formulated by industry associations, trade unions and non-governmental organisations. The coverage includes the fields of human rights, international criminal and environmental law, labour standards, international trade, armed conflict, sustainable development, corruption, consumer protection and corporate governance. Each document is accompanied by a brief explanatory commentary outlining the historical origins of the instrument, the principal actors involved, controversial negotiation issues, applicable implementation procedure, and identifies further reference material.
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Chapter 109: UN: Inernational Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, 1999


109. UN: International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, 1999 Commentary: The Financing of Terrorism Convention (39 ILM 270 (2000), entry into force 2002) was prepared by an Ad Hoc Committee and a Working Group of the Sixth Committee: UN Doc A/C.6/54/L.2, Annex I. Governments have condemned all terrorist acts, methods and practices as criminal and unjustifiable, wherever and by whomever committed: UNGA Resolution 49/60 (1994) on the Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism. UNGA Resolution 51/210 (1996), paragraph (3)(f), called upon governments to prevent the financing of terrorists and terrorist organisations both directly or indirectly through organisations claiming to have charitable, social or cultural goals or who are engaged in unlawful activities (such as illicit arms trafficking, drug dealing, racketeering or the exploitation of persons). The Resolution also called for regulatory measures to counteract financial movements suspected to be intended for terrorist purposes without impeding the freedom of legitimate capital movements. See further, Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001). In addition to the provisions extracted below, Article 8 envisages the identification, detection and freezing or seizure of funds. The Annex lists treaties with respect to unlawfully seizing aircraft, crimes against internationally protected persons, hostages, protecting nuclear material, unlawful acts against maritime navigation or fixed platforms located on the continental shelf and terrorist bombings. Article 1 For the purposes of this Convention: 1. ‘Funds’ means assets of every kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable, however acquired, and legal documents or instruments in any form,...

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