Maritime Terrorism and Torture Quiz
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Maritime Terrorism and Torture Quiz

Test your knowledge on maritime terrorism and torture with this quiz covering key points and definitions. Explore the characteristics of maritime terrorism, targets, methods used, and the legal framework against torture. Evaluate your understanding of the UN Convention against Torture, the duties of nations, and the methods and potential victims of torture.

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Questions and Answers

How does the lack of definitional consensus impact policy development for maritime terrorism and piracy?

It significantly impedes sound policy development

What distinguishes maritime terrorism from piracy?

Maritime terrorism involves acts of war by rogue individuals with specific ideology

How does the International Maritime Bureau define piracy?

Any act of boarding or attempting to board a ship with the intent to commit theft or any other crime, using force if necessary

What is the main challenge in gaining a better understanding of maritime threats and the challenges they pose?

<p>The overlap of characteristics of maritime terrorism and piracy</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are identified as potential offenders of torture?

<p>Prison wardens/detention officers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of South Africa's responsibilities regarding the Convention against Torture?

<p>Enact legislation criminalizing torture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What must be done to prevent and combat the ill-treatment of non-citizens detained in repatriation centers?

<p>Take all necessary measures</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be done regarding children in detention?

<p>They must be detained separately from adults</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a responsibility regarding the prevalence of torture and the prosecution of perpetrators?

<p>Submit statistics to the Committee</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a responsibility regarding the dissemination of the Committee's Concluding Remarks?

<p>Distribute widely in appropriate languages</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a responsibility regarding human trafficking?

<p>Adopt legislation and other effective measures to prevent, combat and punish human trafficking</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be done to improve the conditions in detention facilities?

<p>Implement measures to improve conditions and reduce overcrowding</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the definition of maritime terrorism according to CSCAP?

<p>Terrorist acts within the maritime environment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What drives maritime terrorism?

<p>Political aims and motives</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the targets of maritime terrorism?

<p>iconic, economic, mass casualty, and as weapons.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do terrorists use small boats for attacks in the maritime environment?

<p>Due to speed and maneuverability</p> Signup and view all the answers

What methods do pirates use in their attacks, unlike terrorists?

<p>Stalking, stopping, and securing</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the characteristics of maritime terrorism?

<p>Violence, funding needs, and a land-based support component</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the nature of maritime terrorist threats?

<p>Legal weaknesses, geographical necessity, and inadequate security</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the UN Convention against Torture define torture?

<p>Inflicting severe pain or suffering for specific purposes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the conditions for an act to qualify as torture according to the UN Convention against Torture?

<p>Severe suffering, intentional infliction, involvement of a public official, and exclusion of lawful actions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are South Africa's duties under the UN Convention against Torture?

<p>Preventing torture, educating personnel, and rejecting statements obtained under torture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are examples of physical torture methods?

<p>Beating, electric shocks, and rape</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are potential victims of torture?

<p>Political leaders, journalists, and those in detention or prison</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Maritime Terrorism and Torture: Key Points

  • Maritime terrorism is defined by CSCAP as terrorist acts within the maritime environment, targeting vessels, fixed platforms, and coastal facilities.
  • Political aims and motives drive maritime terrorism, often for funding onshore operations.
  • Targets of maritime terrorism fall into four categories: iconic, economic, mass casualty, and as weapons.
  • Terrorists use small boats for attacks due to speed, maneuverability, and less conspicuous nature.
  • Pirates use methods like stalking, stopping, and securing in their attacks, unlike terrorists.
  • Characteristics of maritime terrorism include violence, funding needs, and a land-based support component.
  • Maritime terrorist threats stem from legal weaknesses, geographical necessity, inadequate security, and charismatic leadership.
  • UN Convention against Torture defines torture as intentionally inflicting severe pain or suffering for specific purposes.
  • Four conditions for an act to qualify as torture include severe suffering, intentional infliction, involvement of a public official, and exclusion of lawful actions.
  • South Africa has duties under CAT such as preventing torture, educating personnel, and rejecting statements obtained under torture.
  • Methods of physical torture include beating, electric shocks, and rape, while psychological torture includes threats and isolation.
  • Potential victims of torture include political leaders, journalists, and those in detention or prison, with impacts extending to families and society.

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