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This website is a repository of domestic legislation on terrorism worldwide combined with analysis from the perspective of international human rights law.

Last updated: one year ago

The website will ultimately cover the laws on terrorism and counterterrorism in all 197 States (as recognised by the Secretary-general of the United Nations). There is no single definition of terrorism under international law. Different definitions apply to international terrorism in peacetime and to terrorism as a method of warfare in a situation of armed conflict.

The website has been developed by the Centre for Human Rights and the Institute for International and Comparative Law (ICLA) of the University of Pretoria.

The Centre for Human Rights and ICLA would like to thank contributors to research for the website, in particular the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the following students at the University of Oxford: Capucine Cusin, Ayako Hatano, Ziyu Hu, Ananya Jain, Kuberan Hansrajh Kumaresan, Florence Lee, Madeleine McGregor, Danilo Angulo Molina, Pinar Ozcan, Misbah Reshi, Sophie Treacey, Aditi Tripathi, and Zaki Rehman. We would also like to thank Claire Adionyi and the following students at Strathmore University in Kenya for their research: Eugene Kanyugo, Wambui Kelemba, Natalie Kiilu, Nduta Muhindi, and Cynthia Njagi. We would also like to thank Alara Lois for her contribution.

For any comments or suggestions regarding the website or to provide background research for any country, please contact Stuart.maslen(at)