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League of Nations Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism

This League of Nations convention on the prevention and punishment of terrorism was signed on November 16, 1937; it never entered into force.

Excerpt from the description of the convention, from the World Digital Library at the Library of Congress:

"The French government had proposed, following the assassination by Croatian and Macedonian separatists of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in Marseilles in 1934, that the League adopt a convention on terrorism...Article 1 defined acts of terrorism as "criminal acts directed against a State and intended or calculated to create a state of terror in the minds of particular persons or a group of persons or the general public.""

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