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St Vincent & Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines has a dedicated counterterrorism law from 2002, as amended in 2006. There is no carve-out for the exercise of fundamental human rights. 

Compliance with International Law:
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The Definition of Terrorism in Domestic Law

The 2002 Anti-Terrorism Act defines a "terrorism act" as follows:

the use or threat of action which constitutes – 

(a) an offence within the scope of and as defined in one of the treaties listed in the Second Schedule [to the Act]; or 

(b) any other act intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to a civilian, or to any other person not taking an active part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, when the purpose of such act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate a population, or to compel a government or an international organization to do or to abstain from doing any act.S. 2, 2002 United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Act.

Adherence to Global and Regional Terrorism Treaties

St Vincent and the Grenadines is a State Party to all of the main United Nations treaties on terrorism.


Adherence to Global Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
1973 Convention on Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons State Party
1979 Hostage-Taking Convention State Party
1997 Terrorist Bombings Convention State Party
1999 Terrorist Financing Convention State Party
2005 Nuclear Terrorism Convention State Party


St Vincent and the Grenadines is a signatory but not a State Party to the main regional treaty on terrorism.


Adherence to Regional Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
2002 Inter-American Convention against Terrorism Signatory

Laws and Penalties for Terrorist Offences

The 2002 Act stipulates twenty years as the maximum penalty for terrorist offences.S. 7, 2002 United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Act.

Counterterrorism Capacities and Policies at Domestic Level

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force does not have dedicated counterterrorism expertise.


St Vincent and the Grenadines 2002 Terrorism Act

St Vincent and the Grenadines 2006 Terrorism (Amendment) Act