CT_Background_March_2009_terrorism2

Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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asdf U N A C T I O N T O C O U N T E R TERRORISM United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy The United Nations effort to counter terrorism has been guided by a global strategy adopted by Member States in September 2006. The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy – in the form of a Resolution and an annexed Plan of Action (A/RES/60/288) – is a unique instrument to enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter terrorism. Its adoption marks the first time that all Member States of the United Nations have agreed to a common strategic and operational framework to fight terrorism. With General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/62/272) in September 2008, Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the Strategy and pledged to strengthen their efforts to implement it. The Strategy rests on four pillars of action: measures to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; measures to prevent and combat terrorism; measures to build state capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the United Nations system in that regard; and measures to ensure respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism. Highlights of the strategy ± The Strategy is the first ever comprehensive, collective and internationally approved framework for tackling the problem of terrorism. It builds on Member States’ consistent, unequivocal and strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes.
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