Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: National security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Updated Legislation on Fight Against Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404350_text Intelligence activities; Militias and paramilitary groups; National security; Terrorism; Weapons; Crime and law enforcement - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404350_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Security Clearance Restrictions on Employees with Relatives Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404331_text Freedom of information; Government; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404331_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Committee Report on Data Retention Bill Released http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404330_text Crime and law enforcement; Internet; National security; Right of privacy; Telecommunications - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404330_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Six French Citizens Prohibited from Leaving Under New Anti-Terrorism Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404318_text National security; Terrorism; Visas and passports - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404318_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Act on Protection of Specially Designated Secrets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404277_text Government documents; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404277_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Legislation Prepared on Withdrawal of Jihadist Fighters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404263_text Citizenship and nationality; National security; Terrorism - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction."... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404263_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: High Court Temporarily Suspends Parts of Security Laws (Amendment) Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404260_text Asylum; Human rights; Immigration; National security; Terrorism - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404260_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Security Laws (Amendment) Bill Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404254_text Civil rights and liberties; Legislative bodies; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404254_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Considering Security Laws Amendment Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404235_text Asylum; Criminal procedure; National security; Terrorism; Weapons - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404235_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Parliament Passes Foreign Fighters Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404228_text National security; Terrorism - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404228_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Council of Ministers Approves a Draft Law Identifying Terrorist Entities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404215_text National security; Terrorism - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404215_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Decree Allowing Armed Forces to Assist Law Enforcement Agencies in Protecting Government and Public Facilities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404190_text Armed forces; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404190_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Army Orders Border Crossers from Sierra Leone Shot Due to Fear of Ebola http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404108_text Emergency management; National security; Public health - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404108_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Cabinet Adoption of Constitutional Interpretation Allowing Japan to Engage in Collective Self Defense http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404087_text Constitution; Military law; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404087_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreements on Counter Proliferation and Customs and Border Security Matters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404065_text Arms control and nonproliferation; Customs enforcement; International affairs; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404065_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Air Force Authorized to Destroy Hostile Aircraft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404038_text Armed forces; Aviation and airports; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404038_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Amendment Planned for NGO Funding Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403953_text National security; Nongovernmental organizations; Nonprofit corporations - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403953_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: National Guard Restored http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403924_text Administrative remedies; Armed forces; National guard and reserves; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403924_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia; Ukraine: Legislature Adopts Law on Dissolution of Black Sea Fleet Treaties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403922_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; National security; International affairs; Peace; Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403922_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Implementing Regulations of Law on State Secrets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403916_text Government documents; Government ethics and transparency; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403916_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Citizenship of Son Not Enough to Prevent Deportation of Suspected Terrorist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403883_text Immigration; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403883_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico: Reaffirmation of and Agreement to Strengthen Ties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403878_text Foreign trade and international finance; International affairs; National security; Treaties and International Agreements; Treaties and International Agreements/Aviation - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403878_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Rejection of Bill Capping NGO Foreign Funding and Giving Spy Agency Broadened Surveillance Powers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403785_text Human rights; Intelligence activities; National security; Nongovernmental organizations - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403785_text Global Legal Monitor: Russian Federation; Tajikistan: Military Cooperation Treaty Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403737_text Armed forces; National security; International affairs - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403737_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Proposal to Tighten Rules on Private Security Industry http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403267_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403267_text Global Legal Monitor: Tunisia: President Extends the State of Emergency http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403133_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403133_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: New Security Law Being Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403095_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16;... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403095_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Nuclear Security Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403066_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403066_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Proposed Repeal of Security Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402843_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402843_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Serbia: Agreement on Security Procedures in Exchanging Classified Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402789_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402789_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Government Takes Measures Against Extremism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402777_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402777_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Civil Defense http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402625_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402625_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: The Regime Invokes Sharia Law to Prevent Public Protest http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402565_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402565_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Legislation to Enhance Cooperation Between National Security Agencies Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402561_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402561_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Clearance Needed for Artists and Students to Go Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402542_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402542_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Urgent Measures on Security Matters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402517_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402517_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Government Invests in Enhanced Surveillance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402502_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402502_text Global Legal Monitor: Georgia: Ban on Soviet Symbols Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402411_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402411_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Agreement to Cooperate on Security Research http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402399_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402399_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Nuclear Security Cooperation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402132_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402132_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Arrangements on Aviation and Border Security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402131_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402131_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: New Law on Foreign and Domestic Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402036_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402036_text Global Legal Monitor: Georgia; Russian Federation: Separatist Regions of Georgia Conclude Military Agreements with Russia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402041_text Armed forces; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402041_text Global Legal Monitor: Philippines: Independent Commission Against Private Armies Works Toward Safe and Credible Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401891_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401891_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Bill Establishing Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401882_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401882_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Emergency Laws Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401867_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401867_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Defense Mobilization Law Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401866_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401866_text Global Legal Monitor: Guam (USA): Master Plan for Modernization of Commercial Port Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401607_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401607_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Review of Internment of Unlawful Combatant http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401559_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401559_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: State Comptroller Report Says U.S. Deprived Convicted Spy of Due Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401552_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401552_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Flags with Depiction of Cross Outlawed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401513_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401513_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Law to Protect Family Members of the Founding Father http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401499_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401499_text Global Legal Monitor: Former USSR: Proposed New Military Component of a Political Union http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401346_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401346_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: First Quadrennial Defense Review Submitted to Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401163_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401163_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: European Court of Justice Declares Illegal a Secret List of Items Prohibited Aboard Aircraft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401157_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401157_text Global Legal Monitor: Macau: National Security Bill Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401096_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401096_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Chagos Islanders Prohibited from Returning Home amid Diego Garcia Security Concerns http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540739_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion, The House of Lords, the highest court in the United Kingdom, has overturned a ruling that permitted islanders removed from the Chagos Islands (now known as the British Indian Ocean Territory) in the 1960s to return... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540739_text Global Legal Monitor: Azerbaijan: Peacekeeping Contingent in Afghanistan Will Be Doubled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540681_text Armed forces; National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion, The House of Lords, the highest court in the United Kingdom, has overturned a ruling that permitted islanders removed from the Chagos Islands (now known as the British Indian Ocean Territory) in the 1960s to return On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540681_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: National Defense Law Amended to Specify Overall Review http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540645_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion, The House of Lords, the highest court in the United Kingdom, has overturned a ruling that permitted islanders removed from the Chagos Islands (now known as the British Indian Ocean Territory) in the 1960s to return On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540645_text Global Legal Monitor: Romania: Law on NATO Human Intelligence Center http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540493_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion, The House of Lords, the highest court in the United Kingdom, has overturned a ruling that permitted islanders removed from the Chagos Islands (now known as the British Indian Ocean Territory) in the 1960s to return On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540493_text Global Legal Monitor: Ecuador: Coalition to Propose a Ban on the Presence of Foreign Forces in Ecuador http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540212_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion, The House of Lords, the highest court in the United Kingdom, has overturned a ruling that permitted islanders removed from the Chagos Islands (now known as the British Indian Ocean Territory) in the 1960s to return On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering The "No Bases" Coalition of Ecuador ("La Coalicion No Bases Ecuador") will propose before the Constituent Assembly that the draft Carta Magna (constitution) forbid the establishment of foreign military bases on Ecuadorian territory. The conference was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540212_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Term of U.N. Mission Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540101_text National security - On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the Fight Against Terrorism, Including On January 15, 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Law on State Secrecy and confirmed the legality of the current government practice of cancelling the security clearances of On February 27, 2015, the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) released an advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Advisory Report). (PJCIS,Advisory Report on A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December 13, 2013, became effective on December 10, 2014. (Act No. 108 of 2013, Japanese Ministry of Justice online The Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands has prepared legislation to allow the withdrawal of Dutch citizenship "from jihadists fighting alongside a terrorist organisation abroad without there having been any prior criminal conviction." On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of parts of the recently enacted Security Laws (Amendment) Act, after determining that the parts in question raised human rights concerns. On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, a day after Parliament approved the law amid nationally televised chaos involving heckling and fistfights, as some members Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On November 26, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law regulating the process of identifying individuals, entities, and organizations that are deemed to be a threat to national security by the Egyptian On October 27, 2014, after approval by the Council of Ministers, the President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al SiSi, issued Presidential Decree No. 136 of 2014, on enhancing sanctions against the offense of vandalism of public On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense). The resolution changed the Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the power to authorize the destruction of any aircraft considered hostile in Brazilian airspace during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup. According to Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country plans to amend laws on funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The changes would give authorities the right to review the funding received by NGOs. (On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian On January 17, 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed State Council Order No. 646 promulgating the Implementing Regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets. Effective on March 1, On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On May 5, 2012, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki extended the execution of the State of Emergency Law throughout the country until July 2012. The previous extension occurred on March 31, 2012, and the latest action marks On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information On July 29, 2011, President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed a decree ordering the creation of an interagency governmental commission on counteracting extremist activities in the country. The commission, which will include the heads On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian population from any attack or a threat thereof. According to In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On March 2, 2011, the Australian Parliament passed a bill aimed at enabling Australian national security agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIO), the Defence Signals Directorate, and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, "to On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 28, 2011, Russian media outlets reported that on January 11, 2011, the government had issued a resolution approving a two-year program of investing in high technology in the field of security. The program, which As reported by the Newsru.com Information Agency, on October 29, 2010, the Parliament of Georgia almost unanimously adopted the "Liberty Charter" introduced by pro-government parliamentary factions. The document provides for additional national security measures, lustration of On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 2, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) the Bill on Basic Principles of Foreign and Domestic Policy ( President of Ukraine official website, http://www.president.gov.ua/documents/11735.html (last visited June On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on The Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA), created by Administrative Order 275 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, forwarded two resolutions (Resolution No. 001-10 and Resolution No. 002-10) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010 was passed by the Australian Parliament on March 18, 2010. The bill establishes a new position of National Security Legislation Monitor, with responsibility for reviewing and reporting on On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010; it was promulgated by President Hu Jintao and will become effective on July 1. (Li Yun andamp; Yang Lei, On September 11, 2009, an act to conditionally approve the Port of Guam Master Plan was approved by the legislature of Guam and signed into law by the Governor. (An Act to Approve Phase I of On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following the completion of his term of imprisonment for committing the On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in the United States since 1985 On August 14, 2009, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the federal list of prohibited extremist materials to include all flags with an image of a cross. Inclusion on the list entails a On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country It was reported that on June14, 2009, the heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, former Soviet republics that had formed a military-political alliance in 2002 named the Collective Security Treaty On March 13, 2009, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (on Taiwan, the ROC) submitted the Quadrennial Defense Review to the Legislative Yuan in written form; it was reportedly the first such The European Commission has a list of standard items that airline passengers may not carry in their hand-held luggage inside an aircraft. The list, based on a regulation adopted in 2002 on aviation safety, includes items On February 25, 2009, the legislature of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China passed the National Security Bill; it was promulgated March 2 and effective the next day. It covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion, The House of Lords, the highest court in the United Kingdom, has overturned a ruling that permitted islanders removed from the Chagos Islands (now known as the British Indian Ocean Territory) in the 1960s to return On September 18, 2008, the Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of Azerbaijan unanimously approved amendments to the Law on Participation in Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan, which were introduced in the legislature by the Azerbaijani On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a "Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense" within On June 25, 2008, Romania's two parliamentary chambers approved a draft law establishing a NATO intelligence center. The bill, which was passed unanimously, paves the way for a center for human intelligence, which is the gathering The "No Bases" Coalition of Ecuador ("La Coalicion No Bases Ecuador") will propose before the Constituent Assembly that the draft Carta Magna (constitution) forbid the establishment of foreign military bases on Ecuadorian territory. The conference was The Cabinet of the interim government of Nepal agreed on November 20, 2007, to extend the term of the U.N. mission in Nepal by six months. The government must formally notify U.N. headquarters at least one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540101_text