World Law Bulletin: October 2001   [open pdf - 236KB]

This issue of the monthly publication of the Law Library of Congress includes the following relevant titles: 'Canada-Interim Counterterrorism Measure', 'Terrorism: Foreign Legal Responses', and 'Recent Developments in the European Union'. "On September 20, 2001, the European Union and the United States pledged cooperation in the following areas in order to avert future terrorist acts: aviation and other transport security; police and judicial cooperation, including extradition; denial of financing of terrorism, including financial sanctions; denial of other means of support to terrorists; export control and nonproliferation; border controls, including visa and document security issues; and law enforcement access to information and exchange of electronic data. The European Commission adopted two Council Framework Decisions, on Combating Terrorism and on European Arrest Warrant and Surrender Procedures Between the Member States. The first provides a common definition of terrorism and lists a number of offenses that must be punished as terrorist offenses by Member States if they fall within the definition of terrorism. Member States must also adopt the penalties, which range from twenty years for murder to two years for extortion, robbery, and theft. The second Decision introduces a European arrest warrant for search, arrest, detention, and surrender to the judicial authority of the issuing country. The objective is to facilitate the transfer of a person in a criminal investigation from one Member State to another. Upon implementation by Member States, it will basically replace existing extradition procedures used among them."

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Law Library of Congress World Law Bulletin 2001.10, October 2001
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