Terrorism2009

Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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AALCO/48/PUTRAJAYA/2009/S 7 For Official use only ASIAN-AFRICAN LEGAL CONSULTATIVE ORGANIZATION INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM Prepared by: The AALCO Secretariat 29C, Rizal Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 (INDIA)
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CONTENTS Page No. I. Introduction A. Background 1-3 B. Deliberations at the Forty-Seventh Session of AALCO 3-4 II. Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism A. Background 4-4 B. Ad Hoc Committee’s Work 4-4 C. Mandate of the Ad Hoc Committee 4-5 D. Discussion on the Draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the Twelfth Session of the Ad Hoc Committee 5-7 E. Thirteenth Session of the Ad Hoc Committee (to be held from 29 June to 2 July 2009) 7-7 III. Developments in Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) A. Background 7-8 B. Work Programme of the Counter Terrorism Committee and Executive Directorate for the period of 1 st January to 30 th June 2009 8-9 C. Decisions related to the Framework document for CTC visits to Member States 9-10 D. Briefing by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Chairman’s to the CTC 10-11 E. Procedures of the Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Sub Committees for the PIA Stocktaking exercise 11-12 IV. Deliberations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly at its 63rd Session (2008) A. Background 12-13 B. Consideration at the Sixty-Third session 13-15 C. Action taken by the Sixth Committee 15-15 V. Comments and Observations of AALCO Secretariat 15-16
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1 INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM I. INTRODUCTION A. Background 1. The Charter of the United Nations sets out the purposes of the Organization, which include the maintenance of international peace and security, to take collective measures to prevent threats to peace and suppress aggression and to promote human rights and economic development. As an assault on the principles of law and order, human rights and the peaceful settlement of disputes, terrorism runs counter to the principles and purposes that define the United Nations. The United Nations has been taking concrete steps to address the threat of terrorism, helping Member States to counter this scourge. 1 2. Several international legal instruments were adopted addressing certain specific acts of terrorism, which are also known as Sectoral Conventions. 2 However, the adoption of the historic Declaration on “Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism” by the General Assembly at its 49 th Session on 9 th December 1994 3 1 http://www.un.org/terrorism/makingadifference. 2 These conventions are: 1. Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft; signed at Tokyo on 14 September 1963 (entered into force on 4 December 1969). 2. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft; signed at The Hague on 16 December
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