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: Netherlands: Integrated Approach to Combatting Jihadism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404194_text Terrorism - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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; Military assistance; Terrorism - 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 - 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; Terrorism - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401830_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Supreme Court Rules in Guantanamo Detainee Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401809_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401809_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Anti-Terrorism Detention Provisions Called Into Question http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401793_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401793_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: British National Party Member Arrested on Suspicion of Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401792_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401792_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly to Consider Anti-Terrorism Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401771_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401771_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Convictions of Terrorist's Legal Team Upheld, While Sentence of Attorney Ruled Too Lenient http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401726_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401726_text Global Legal Monitor: ASEAN: Regional Forum Adopts Counterterrorism Work Plan; Rules for Emergency Group Also Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401481_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401481_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Cooperation in Closing Guantanamo Bay http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401386_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401386_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Anti-Terrorism Laws Successfully Challenged Again http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401374_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401374_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Few Terror Suspects Actually Convicted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401360_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401360_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Few Terror Suspects Actually Convicted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401362_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401362_text Global Legal Monitor: Ethiopia: Terrorism Law Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401326_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401326_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Anti-Terror Laws Criticized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401271_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401271_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposed Anti-Terrorism Law Calls for Secret Courts, Electronic Tags http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401236_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401236_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Operation of the Defence Advisory Notice http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401224_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401224_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Approves Demolition of Terrorist Home http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401181_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401181_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Convictions for Terrorism T-Shirts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401172_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401172_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Court Ruling in Connection with Ongoing Extraordinary Rendition Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401149_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401149_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Court Ruling in Connection with Ongoing Extraordinary Rendition Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401150_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401150_text Global Legal Monitor: Morocco: Judgment Against Former Guantanamo Detainee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401046_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. On February 5, 2009, the Criminal Chamber of the Appellate Court of Sala, a suburb of Rabat, Morocco, has confirmed the judgment issued on May 1, 2008, by a lower court against Said Al-boujaida, a former... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401046_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Receiving of Guantanamo Detainees Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401099_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. On February 5, 2009, the Criminal Chamber of the Appellate Court of Sala, a suburb of Rabat, Morocco, has confirmed the judgment issued on May 1, 2008, by a lower court against Said Al-boujaida, a former On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401099_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Three Executive Orders Affecting Detention of Enemy Combatants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401019_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. On February 5, 2009, the Criminal Chamber of the Appellate Court of Sala, a suburb of Rabat, Morocco, has confirmed the judgment issued on May 1, 2008, by a lower court against Said Al-boujaida, a former On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain. On January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed three executive orders relating to persons detained by the United States as enemy combatants. One executive order mandates closure within one year of the detention facility at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401019_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Parliament Adopts Resolution Urging EU Members to Take Guantanamo Prisoners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401004_text Terrorism - 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 It was reported on February 2, 2010, that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, has ordered the retrial of alleged terrorist plotters, the Hofstad Group, whose members have been connected with the murderer On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, The United Kingdom's rocky road with its anti-terrorism legislation has continued with the High Court ruling that in the case of two individuals subject to "control orders" orders that impose conditions similar to house arrest A member of the British National Party, a far right political party, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to 22 offenses, including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms. Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The British government's anti-terrorism legislative regime has been challenged numerous times in the courts and has once again recently been dealt a near fatal blow by the House of Lords. The United Kingdom introduced control orders According to figures from the public prosecutors department in the Netherlands, less than 25 percent of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the According to figures from the public prosecutors' department in the Netherlands, very few of the suspects arrested in that country for alleged acts of terrorism since September 11, 2001, have been convicted of the crime. This It was reported on June 2, 2009, that the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia had submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval a draft law on terrorism that seeks to expand the powers of AUSTRALIA Nicholas Cowdery, the head of the New South Wales public prosecution office, has said that Australia's counter-terrorism laws are complex, expensive to apply, and not effective. His State office is the country's largest prosecution It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism division recently made a serious blunder when secret documents were inadvertently disclosed by him as he held a piece of paper showing the upcoming operation face up in a clear On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of random Israeli passersby on a main street in Jerusalem. He Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. On February 5, 2009, the Criminal Chamber of the Appellate Court of Sala, a suburb of Rabat, Morocco, has confirmed the judgment issued on May 1, 2008, by a lower court against Said Al-boujaida, a former On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain. On January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed three executive orders relating to persons detained by the United States as enemy combatants. One executive order mandates closure within one year of the detention facility at On February 4, 2009, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on a 542-55 vote that urges the European Union Member States to accept Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the event the United States issues such a request.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401004_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Iranian Opposition Group off Terrorist List http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540993_text Terrorism - 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 fede