Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Terrorism 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: Foreign Fighters Decree Now a Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404405_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404405_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: NGOs Protest Decree Defining Terrorist Organizations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404391_text Human rights; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404391_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Proposal to Forcibly Repatriate Somali Refugees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404378_text Human rights; International affairs; Refugees; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404378_text Global Legal Monitor: Jordan: Fatwa Against Joining ISIS http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404379_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404379_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Explosives Precursors Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404372_text Terrorism; Weapons - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404372_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: New Anti-Terrorism Measures Tabled in Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404367_text Crime and law enforcement; National security; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404367_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Updated Legislation on International Military Cooperation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404356_text Armed forces; Defense spending; International affairs; Military assistance; Militias and paramilitary groups; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404356_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Comedian Condemned for Hate Speech and Condoning Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404360_text Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404360_text 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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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: Bulgaria: New Counter-Terrorism Provisions Proposed for Criminal Code http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404337_text Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404337_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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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: Morocco: Bill to Amend Counterterrorism Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404309_text Criminal code; Criminal procedure; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404309_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Punjab Province Criminalizes the Glorification of Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404280_text Freedom of speech; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance,... 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_l205404280_text Global Legal Monitor: Kuwait: New Counter-Terrorism Legislation Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404268_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404268_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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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: Jordan; Pakistan; United Nations: Experts Warn Against Death Penalty Resumptions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404259_text Capital punishment; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment... 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_l205404259_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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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: Russia: Collective Responsibility for Acts of Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404248_text Terrorism; Human rights - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404248_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Anti-Terrorism Law Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404242_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404242_text Global Legal Monitor: Cameroon: New Law on Repression of Terrorism Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404239_text Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404239_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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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: Netherlands: Integrated Approach to Combatting Jihadism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404194_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404194_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Prohibition of Support for the Islamic State http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404184_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404184_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Release of Prisoners Based on State or Security Reasons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404172_text Criminal procedure; Terrorism; War crimes - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404172_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Sri Lanka: Plan to Contest Decision to End Ban on Tamil Tigers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404175_text International organizations; Judiciary; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404175_text Global Legal Monitor: Switzerland: Adoption of Ordinance Banning Islamic State and Related Groups http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404167_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404167_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Criminal Sanctions for Foreign Fighters and Anti-Terrorism Measures Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404162_text Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Military assistance; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404162_text Global Legal Monitor: Bahrain: Life in Prison and Loss of Citizenship for a Terror Group http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404146_text Citizenship and nationality; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404146_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Foreign Fighters Bill Introduced in Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404139_text Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404139_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Legislators Considering New Law to Fight Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404141_text Civil rights and liberties; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404141_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Charges Laid Following Major Counterterrorism Operation in Sydney http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404128_text Criminal procedure; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404128_text Global Legal Monitor: United Arab Emirates: Anti-Terrorism Law Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404110_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404110_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Adoption of New Law Aimed at Ending Terrorism and Achieving Social Integration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404103_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404103_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Government Bans Support for ISIS http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404090_text Communications; International affairs; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404090_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Lawyer Convicted Under Anti-Terror Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404070_text Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Lawyers and legal services; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404070_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Potential Terrorists Prosecuted for Planning to Support Terrorism in Syria http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404003_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404003_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Presidential Decree Amending the Law on Money Laundering to Combat Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403980_text Crime and law enforcement; Money laundering; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403980_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Council of Ministers Issues Decree Classifying Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Organization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403930_text Associations; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403930_text Global Legal Monitor: Angola: Anti-Terrorism and Money Laundering Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403882_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking; Money laundering; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403882_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Senate Approves Penalty of Up to 60 Years of Imprisonment for Terrorists http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403873_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403873_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regulations for Virtual Currencies to Be Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403869_text Currency; Money laundering; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403869_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Use of Virtual Means Does Not Lessen Criminal Responsibility, Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403861_text Crime and law enforcement; Sentencing; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403861_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: National Assembly Extends Ordinance on Protection of Pakistan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403860_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403860_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: New Terrorism Law in Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403851_text Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403851_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Recommendations to Prevent Radicalization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403837_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403837_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Saudi Arabia: Defense Cooperation Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text International affairs; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text Global Legal Monitor: Lebanon: Trial on Assassination of Hariri Begins http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403836_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403836_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Law Requires Terrorists to Compensate Their Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403734_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403734_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Court Upholds Government Decision to Release Convicted Palestinians http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403679_text Executive power; Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403679_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: EU Adds Hezbollah Military Wing to Terrorist List http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403647_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403647_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Expanded Anti-Terror Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403581_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403581_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Mexico: Agreement Against Organized Crime and Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403565_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403565_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Amendments to Anti-Terrorism Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403554_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403554_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Law to Combat Financing of Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403516_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403516_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: New Bill on Government Surveillance Passed by National Assembly http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403452_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403452_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Anti-Terror Law Ruled Constitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403436_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403436_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey; United Nations: Criticism of Anti-Terrorism Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403397_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403397_text Global Legal Monitor: Tunisia: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Calls for Abolition of Anti-Terrorism Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403395_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403395_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Terrorist Finance Act to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403301_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403301_text Global Legal Monitor: Tajikistan: Terrorism Law Amendments Approved in Lower House of Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403212_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403212_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Legislative Attempt to Help Convicted Terrorists http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403158_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403158_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Justice and Home Affairs Council Adopts Conclusions on De-Radicalization and Disengagement from Terrorist Activities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403137_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403137_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Legal Definition of Terrorist Activities Clarified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402874_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402874_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prisoner Exchange with Egypt http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402869_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402869_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Reviews Prisoner Exchange Deal with Hamas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402858_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402858_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition of Prisoner Meetings with Specific Lawyers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402836_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402836_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly Adopts Resolution on Abuse of State Secrecy and National Security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402801_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402801_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Alleged Members of Revolutionary Headquarters Indicted on Terrorist Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402549_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402549_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate, House Approve Anti-Terrorism Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402537_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters).... 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_l205402537_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Proposed Directive on Airlines' Passenger Data Transfer http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402505_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402505_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Arrest of Terrorism Suspects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402478_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402478_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Ban on Tehrik-e-Taliban Under Terror Law Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402481_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402481_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; India: Anti-Terrorism Cooperation Enhanced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402426_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402426_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Controversial Terrorism Pre-Charge Detention Powers Rarely Utilized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402346_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402346_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Agreements with Third Countries on Passenger Name Records for Terrorism Purposes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402292_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402292_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Gunman in Mumbai Attacks Allowed to Appeal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402287_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402287_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Terror Charges Against Pakistanis Dismissed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402278_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402278_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Ratification of Convention Against Nuclear Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402222_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402222_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly Puts Anti-Terrorism and Money Laundering Bills on Hold http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402165_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402165_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Anti-Terrorism Agency Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402147_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402147_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Highlights of Counter-Terrorism Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402124_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402124_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Counterterrorism Law Proposed in Puntland Regional State http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402119_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402119_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights: Extradition Cases of Alleged International Terrorists Declared Admissible http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402103_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402103_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Draft SWIFT Agreement Faces Intense Scrutiny from European Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402058_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402058_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Counterterrorism Research Institute Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402023_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second On May 31, 2010, the Dutch Foreign Ministry formally established the International Center for Counterterrorism, a research institute in The Hague. The Center will be devoted to scientific research, investigating international counterterrorism laws and how they... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402023_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Court Authorizes Extradition of Terror Suspect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402021_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second On May 31, 2010, the Dutch Foreign Ministry formally established the International Center for Counterterrorism, a research institute in The Hague. The Center will be devoted to scientific research, investigating international counterterrorism laws and how they On May 31, 2010, the Court of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, authorized the extradition to the United States of a terrorism suspect from Somalia. The suspect, Mohamud Said Omar, had been arrested in the Dutch refugee... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402021_text Global Legal Monitor: Court of Justice of the European Union: Freezing of Funds Applies Only to Assets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401988_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second On May 31, 2010, the Dutch Foreign Ministry formally established the International Center for Counterterrorism, a research institute in The Hague. The Center will be devoted to scientific research, investigating international counterterrorism laws and how they On May 31, 2010, the Court of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, authorized the extradition to the United States of a terrorism suspect from Somalia. The suspect, Mohamud Said Omar, had been arrested in the Dutch refugee The Court of Justice of the European Union, in a judgment issued on April 29, 2010, held that Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, which imposed a freezing of the funds and other economic resources of persons associated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401988_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Terror Suspects Convicted, Sentenced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401977_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second On May 31, 2010, the Dutch Foreign Ministry formally established the International Center for Counterterrorism, a research institute in The Hague. The Center will be devoted to scientific research, investigating international counterterrorism laws and how they On May 31, 2010, the Court of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, authorized the extradition to the United States of a terrorism suspect from Somalia. The suspect, Mohamud Said Omar, had been arrested in the Dutch refugee The Court of Justice of the European Union, in a judgment issued on April 29, 2010, held that Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, which imposed a freezing of the funds and other economic resources of persons associated It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401977_text Global Legal Monitor: Ireland: Only Conviction in Omagh Bombing Overturned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401887_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second On May 31, 2010, the Dutch Foreign Ministry formally established the International Center for Counterterrorism, a research institute in The Hague. The Center will be devoted to scientific research, investigating international counterterrorism laws and how they On May 31, 2010, the Court of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, authorized the extradition to the United States of a terrorism suspect from Somalia. The suspect, Mohamud Said Omar, had been arrested in the Dutch refugee The Court of Justice of the European Union, in a judgment issued on April 29, 2010, held that Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, which imposed a freezing of the funds and other economic resources of persons associated It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On August 15, 1998, a bomb killed 29 persons in the Northern Irish town of Omagh, just north of the United Kingdom's border with the Republic of Ireland. A group known as the Real IRA claimed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401887_text Global Legal Monitor: Mauritania: Anti-Terror Law Rejected by Constitutional Council http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401856_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of 2015, on identifying terrorist organizations. The NGOs claim that under the broad definition in the Law, some NGOs might Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization known as Al-Shabaab, which resulted in the killing of 147 students, Kenya announced that it wants On April 13, 2015, the General Iftaa Department of the Kingdom of Jordan issued a legal opinion, or fatwa, based on Sharia law prohibiting Jordanians from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of the Netherlands has approved draft legislation to adopt into Dutch law a European Union regulation limiting marketing and use of explosives precursors. (Limits on the Sale of Substances On March 30, 2015, the Malaysian government tabled seven bills in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Parliament) related to anti-terrorism. They include:Act on Prevention of Terrorism Bill (D.R. On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February 18, 2015, Urgent Measures for the The controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonn;, has been the subject of a recent prosecution for a statement condoning terrorism and of several prosecutions involving hate speech.These cases were principally governed by 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 Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice issued a press release on March 10, 2015, announcing that it had proposed a draft law on amending and supplementing the country's Criminal Code, in order to ensure an adequate defense against 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 On January 26, 2015, the House of Deputies in Morocco approved a draft law that amends the country's anti-terrorism law, with 102 votes for, none against, and 47 abstentions. The legislation amends certain provisions of On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public order ordinance that criminalizes expressions of support, sympathy, and glorification of terrorism. (Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, Faisal al-Douisan, a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, recently introduced legislation on criminalizing terrorism. The draft proposal defines terrorism as any use of force, violence, or threat aimed at disturbing the public order or exposing 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." United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the death penalty, even in terrorism cases. The warning was prompted by the resumption of the imposition of capital punishment 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 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent components of the Russian Federation, issued a statement following an attack the day before by Islamist insurgents in the capital On November 26, 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, urged the country's parliament to adopt stronger legal safeguards against terrorism. In particular, he expressed concern about Malaysian citizens returning home with extremist views after having Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The legislation will now be 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 Dutch Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment and of Security and Justice have formulated "An Integrated Approach to Jihadism (Integrale aanpak Jihadisme)," the aim of which is "to protect democracy and the rule of law, On September 12, 2014, Germany's Ministry of Interior issued a ban on support for the Islamic State (IS) that took immediate effect. (Kimberly Bennett, Germany Passes Bill Banning Support of Islamic State, PAPER CHASE (Sept. On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) as a terrorist organization. The step was The Federal Council, Switzerland's Cabinet, adopted the Ordinance on the Prohibition of the Islamic State Group (IS) and Related Organisations on October 8, 2014. (The Federal Council Adopts Ordinance Banning the Islamic State Group and The government is considering an amendment to the Penal Code that would make it a crime of terrorism to participate and fight in armed conflicts abroad on behalf of groups considered to be illegal militias. (Miguel On September 29, 2014, the High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced nine Bahraini citizens to life in prison and stripped them of their citizenship, after convicting them of having smuggled weapons and explosives by sea to On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 in the Senate. (Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Parliament of Australia website.) Background and Related French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. (Projet de loi renforandccedil;ant les dispositions relatives andagrave; la lutte contre leterrorisme [Draft Law to Reinforce Provisions Regarding the Sydney RaidsOn September 18, 2014, more than 800 police officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force carried out 25 search warrants involving premises and vehicles located in 13 western On August 21, 2014, the Prince of the United Arab Emirates approved Law 7-2014 on combating terrorism and terrorist activities. The new law is aimed at preventing citizens of the United Arab Emirates from joining or On July 10, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on Ending Terror and Strengthening Social Integration, in six articles. (Berk andCcedil;ektir, Law on Social Unity Falls Short, TODAY'S ZAMAN (July 20, On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On February 10, 2014, Angola's National Assembly (the parliament) enacted Law No. 3, which further criminalizes money laundering offenses related to the financing of terrorism (Lei No. 3/14, de 10 de Fevereiro, Secretariat of the The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 15, 2014, the European Commission adopted a new communication designed to improve the European Union's (EU) response to terrorist attacks by minimizing radicalization and thus reducing the risk of violent extremist acts and strengthening On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 13, 2014, two-and-a-half years after the issuance of an indictment in the murder of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a hybrid international tribunal, started On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian On July 22, 2013, the European Union's 28 foreign ministers, at a meeting held in Brussels and chaired by Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, added the military wing of the Lebanese organization Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On October 28, 2012, the organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement demanding that the ruling Al Nahda Islamic Party of Tunisia abolish Law 75-2003, on combating terrorism. Analysts considered such a statement According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 20, 2012, the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Tajikistan's parliament (Majlisi Oli) approved amendments to the country's law on fighting terrorism. The changes had been proposed by President Emomali Rahmon. (Avaz Yuldoshev, Parliament According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union convened in Luxembourg, where it adopted a set of conclusions on handling the twin issues of promoting On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist. (Text On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). On February 2, 2011, the European Commission made public a proposal for a new European Union directive aimed at fighting serious crime and terrorism through uniform regulation of Passenger Name Record (PNR) sharing between airline carriers The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends the application of the original law for an additional year, The British Interior Minister, Theresa May, introduced an order in Parliament to ban the group Tehrik-e-Taliban. The order has to be approved by the legislature before it can become effective. The group is influenced On December 10, 2010, the European Union and India agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism, in order to deny safe havens to members of extremist groups, among other measures. Western countries are bracing for Islamist extremist The Government of the United Kingdom has published its quarterly statistical bulletin on the operation of a number of powers given to police under the UK's expansive anti-terrorism legislative regime. One of the more controversial pieces On September 21, 2010, the European Commission adopted a Communication on exchange of data on passenger name records (PNR) with third countries. It also contains recommendations for the adoption of new PNR agreements with the United On September 28, 2010, the Bombay High Court agreed to allow the appeal of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the November 2008 three-day siege of Mumbai (Bombay). The attack, said On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and On August 28, 2010, China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) promulgated its Decision on Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. At the same time it ratified this United It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On July 20, 2010, the European Commission adopted a communication that summarizes the major accomplishments of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy since its establishment in the aftermath of the terrorist events in the United States on It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France, declared as admissible the case of four applicants who were indicted by the United States as alleged international terrorists (Babar On June 15, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) having rejected a previous draft agreement in February 2010 between the European Union and the United States on bank data transfer to combat terrorism, strongly criticized the second On May 31, 2010, the Dutch Foreign Ministry formally established the International Center for Counterterrorism, a research institute in The Hague. The Center will be devoted to scientific research, investigating international counterterrorism laws and how they On May 31, 2010, the Court of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, authorized the extradition to the United States of a terrorism suspect from Somalia. The suspect, Mohamud Said Omar, had been arrested in the Dutch refugee The Court of Justice of the European Union, in a judgment issued on April 29, 2010, held that Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, which imposed a freezing of the funds and other economic resources of persons associated It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On August 15, 1998, a bomb killed 29 persons in the Northern Irish town of Omagh, just north of the United Kingdom's border with the Republic of Ireland. A group known as the Real IRA claimed On March 4, 2010, following an appeal by 32 Members of the National Assembly, the Constitutional Council of Mauritania rejected the country's new law on terrorism, calling a number of the articles unconstitutional. The law, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401856_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Retrial of Hofstad Group http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401830_text Terrorism - It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect on February 20, 2015. (Decree-Law No. 7 of On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egyp