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: 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 - 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: Pakistan: National Assembly Extends Ordinance on Protection of Pakistan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403860_text Terrorism - 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 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: European Union: New Recommendations to Prevent Radicalization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403837_text Terrorism - 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 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 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: Russia: Law Requires Terrorists to Compensate Their Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403734_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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: Court Authorizes Extradition of Terror Suspect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402021_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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_l205401362_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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_l205401150_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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_l205401150_text Global Legal Monitor: Morocco: Judgment Against Former Guantanamo Detainee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401046_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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 - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540993_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Fight Against Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540921_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540921_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: New Proposals to Prevent Terrorist Attacks, Including Review of Police Detention Powers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540898_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540898_text Global Legal Monitor: India: No-Fly Zone over Nuclear Plant http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540860_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540860_text Global Legal Monitor: India: New Anti-Terror Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540859_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540859_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Iranian Group's Status on Terrorist List http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540755_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540755_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Terrorist Cases of PKK, Hofstad Group Adjudicated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540720_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540720_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Terrorist Suspect Acquitted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540685_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540685_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Anti-Terrorism Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540606_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540606_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Terrorist Loses US Extradition Appeal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540541_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540541_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Maliki Statement on Ending Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540539_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540539_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Terrorism Risk Insurance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540538_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540538_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands Antilles: Criminal Provisions on Terrorist Activities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540540_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540540_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Anti-Terrorism Ordinance Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540590_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540590_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Amendment to the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540464_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540464_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Terrorism Laws Continue to Be Implemented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540466_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540466_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Application of Anti-Terrorism Law Expanded http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540465_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540465_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Terrorist Freezing Orders Declared Unlawful http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540467_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540467_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Bill to Extend Pre-Charge Detention of Terrorists Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540389_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540389_text Global Legal Monitor: Kuwait: Cabinet Condemns Mourning of Mughniyah http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540320_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540320_text Global Legal Monitor: Austria: Terrorism Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540319_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a On March 3, 2008, the trial of two suspected terrorists began in the Regional Court of Vienna. The accused were spouses who were Austrian citizens of Arab ethnicity, and they were charged with aiding and abetting... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540319_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Extradition Order to U.S. Signed for Muslim Cleric http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540322_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a On March 3, 2008, the trial of two suspected terrorists began in the Regional Court of Vienna. The accused were spouses who were Austrian citizens of Arab ethnicity, and they were charged with aiding and abetting The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has signed an extradition order to the United States for controversial Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, where he is expected to face terrorism- related charges. Hamza al-Masri is currently... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540322_text Global Legal Monitor: Lebanon: New Charges Against Shaker al-Absi http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540321_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a On March 3, 2008, the trial of two suspected terrorists began in the Regional Court of Vienna. The accused were spouses who were Austrian citizens of Arab ethnicity, and they were charged with aiding and abetting The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has signed an extradition order to the United States for controversial Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, where he is expected to face terrorism- related charges. Hamza al-Masri is currently The General Prosecutor in Lebanon has filed charges seeking the death penalty against the leader of Fath al-Islam, Shaker al-Absi, and three others for their role in a bombing last year that resulted in the deaths... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540321_text Global Legal Monitor: Yemen: Court Releases Militants Convicted in Plot Against US Ambassador http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540254_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a On March 3, 2008, the trial of two suspected terrorists began in the Regional Court of Vienna. The accused were spouses who were Austrian citizens of Arab ethnicity, and they were charged with aiding and abetting The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has signed an extradition order to the United States for controversial Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, where he is expected to face terrorism- related charges. Hamza al-Masri is currently The General Prosecutor in Lebanon has filed charges seeking the death penalty against the leader of Fath al-Islam, Shaker al-Absi, and three others for their role in a bombing last year that resulted in the deaths On Monday January 14, 2008, an appeals court in Yemen ordered the release of Hezam Ali Hassan and Khaled Saleh, after they had served more than three years in prison for attempting to kill the former... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540254_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054045_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a On March 3, 2008, the trial of two suspected terrorists began in the Regional Court of Vienna. The accused were spouses who were Austrian citizens of Arab ethnicity, and they were charged with aiding and abetting The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has signed an extradition order to the United States for controversial Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, where he is expected to face terrorism- related charges. Hamza al-Masri is currently The General Prosecutor in Lebanon has filed charges seeking the death penalty against the leader of Fath al-Islam, Shaker al-Absi, and three others for their role in a bombing last year that resulted in the deaths On Monday January 14, 2008, an appeals court in Yemen ordered the release of Hezam Ali Hassan and Khaled Saleh, after they had served more than three years in prison for attempting to kill the former On December 5, 2007, the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Dusseldorf convicted a citizen of Syria and two nationals of Palestine of membership in a terrorist organization and attempted insurance fraud (unpublished trial court decision, as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054045_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Military Court Dismisses Terrorism Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054044_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) A counter-terrorism bill that would extend from 28 days to 42 the period that suspected terrorists can be detained without charge is currently before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The government's recently established Equality and In its meeting on February 18, 2008, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers condemned the eulogizing in one of the local Shiite religious places of gathering (Husseiniya) of Imad Mughniyah, a military leader of Hizbullah, in a On March 3, 2008, the trial of two suspected terrorists began in the Regional Court of Vienna. The accused were spouses who were Austrian citizens of Arab ethnicity, and they were charged with aiding and abetting The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has signed an extradition order to the United States for controversial Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, where he is expected to face terrorism- related charges. Hamza al-Masri is currently The General Prosecutor in Lebanon has filed charges seeking the death penalty against the leader of Fath al-Islam, Shaker al-Absi, and three others for their role in a bombing last year that resulted in the deaths On Monday January 14, 2008, an appeals court in Yemen ordered the release of Hezam Ali Hassan and Khaled Saleh, after they had served more than three years in prison for attempting to kill the former On December 5, 2007, the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Dusseldorf convicted a citizen of Syria and two nationals of Palestine of membership in a terrorist organization and attempted insurance fraud (unpublished trial court decision, as On December 16, 2007, the High Military Court in Egypt, in a surprise move, dismissed the terrorism and money-laundering charges against 40 of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were arrested a year ago on these charges.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054044_text Global Legal Monitor: Lebanon: Verdict in German Train Bombings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054046_text Terrorism - 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 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 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 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 Canadaissued 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 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, 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. 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. On January 26, 2009, the foreign ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed to strike the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) off the list maintained by the EU of terrorist organizations. The Law 2008-1245 of December 1, 2008, prolongs the application of articles 3, 6, and 9 of Law 2006-64 of January 23, 2006, on Combating Terrorism and on Various Provisions Concerning Security and Borders Controls, which was On December 23, 2008, the Australian government, under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, put before the country's Parliament new proposals to counter terrorism. According to a press release issued the same day, the proposals are a India's Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified all airlines that all flying activity up to a height of 10,000 feet over the Kalpakkam area in South India is prohibited. No aircraft may fly within a In the wake of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals, the Cabinet of the Indian government introduced two new bills in Parliament on December 16, 2008. One of the bills seeks On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulled a decision of the European Council, issued in December 2007, to maintain the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on the EU terrorist list On October 8, 2008, the Den Bosch district court in The Netherlands dismissed charges of terrorism against 16 alleged members of the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers' Party), a militant Kurdish separatist movement that On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers On June 2, 2008, the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles approved amendments to the Penal Code, despite criticism from international organizations. The amendments provide for punishment of terrorist activities, funding of terrorism, and money laundering, in On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the European Union expedited the adoption of the Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism, which was finally approved on June 13, 2002. The The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Orders made to implement United Nations Security Council regulations designed to prevent the financing of terrorism by freezing terrorist assets have been quashed by the High Court of the United Kingdom. The Terrorism (United N