"The risk of nuclear and other radioactive material falling into the wrong hands and being used for terrorist or other criminal purposes is one of the greatest challenges of our time. All States need to establish robust and sustainable legal frameworks to counter this threat. ICSANT is an essential tool at the disposal of UN Member States to strengthen their criminal justice systems, and effectively prevent and combat acts of nuclear terrorism.
For nearly two decades, UNODC has been at the forefront of efforts to promote universalization and effective implementation
of the counter-terrorism international legal instruments, including ICSANT. We stand ready to continue to provide tailor-made
technical and legal assistance towards these aims.”
1 April 2005 Adoption of the text of the Draft International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism by the Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism, United Nations Headquarters, New York
ICSANT opened for signature on 14 September 2005 and entered into force on 7 July 2007. See the current States Parties.
Effective incorporation of ICSANT’s requirements into national legislation helps to ensure, among other things, that there is no safe haven for those committing the offences established by the convention. more
The series of webinars aims to strengthen the capacity of practitioners from UN Member States in detecting and responding to the threat of non-State actors acquiring...more