UN Security Council's resolution on fighting terrorism, Ukraine is co-author

Source : 112 Ukraine

New resolution calls on states to exchange information about foreign militants-terrorists and terrorist organizations
09:39, 13 December 2016


The UN Security Council approved a resolution on international legal cooperation in fight against terrorism. Ukraine is one of the coauthors of the document.

This was reported by Ukrainian Mission to the UN.

The new resolution calls on states to exchange information on foreign terrorist fighters, individual terrorists and terrorist organizations, including exchange of biometric and biographical data. The resolution states the importance of cooperation between judicial and law enforcement bodies in cases of crimes related to terrorism, reports UN News Center.

"UN Security Council encourages States to consider, where appropriate, the opportunity to lower the secrecy of intelligence for the official use on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters...," the resolution says.

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Members of the Council also recommended to “consider the question” of expanding access to police informational net of Interpol "I-24/7".

Further in the resolution today, the Council also called upon countries to consider the possibility of allowing, through appropriate laws and mechanisms, the transfer of criminal proceedings, as appropriate, in terrorist-related cases as well as enhancing cooperation to prevent terrorists from benefiting from transnational organized crime as well as to investigate and to build the capacity to prosecute such terrorists and transnational organized criminals working with them.

Presided over by the Minister of Justice of Spain, Rafael Catalá Polo, the meeting was participated in my senior officials and representatives of countries including, inter alia, Angola, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

earlier it was reported that Russia called the EU resolution on countering propaganda a “paranoia”and promised to take countermeasures in case it is implemented. At that Zakharova underlined that Russia hopes that the resolution won’t be followed with the practical decision to restrict the activity of Russian media.

Related: EP adopted resolution on counteracting Russian propaganda, ISIS and "Al Qaeda"

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