World Law Bulletin: June 2002   [open pdf - 250KB]

This issue of the monthly publication of the Law Library of Congress includes the following relevant titles: 'ASEAN Anti-Terrorism Communique'. "At the end of the two-day Special ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Ministerial Meeting on Terrorism, attended by the ministers of home and security affairs from the 10-nation organization, ASEAN member states issued a 16-point communique. Among others, the communique outlines the group's efforts to counter, prevent, and suppress all forms of terrorist acts; condemns acts of terrorism in all forms and manifestations; and asserts ASEAN's commitment to carry out the work program on terrorism ad opted during the meeting. The work program, which is the vehicle for implementing the ASEAN Plan of Action To Combat Transnational Crime, sets forth six areas in which to carry out the Plan. These include: exchange of information; compilation and dissemination of relevant laws and regulations of ASEAN member countries; compilation and dissemination of bilateral and multilateral agreements and provision of information on relevant international treaties; development of multilateral or bilateral legal arrangements to facilitate apprehension, investigation, prosecution, extradition, inquiry, and seizure, in order to enhance mutual legal and administrative assistance among ASEAN member states; enhancement of cooperation and coordination in law enforcement and intelligence sharing; and development of regional training programs. ASEAN also agreed to undertake six anti-terrorism-related projects and initiatives, among them, designation of principal contact points on counter-terrorism matters in all member states."

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Law Library of Congress World Law Bulletin 2002.06, June 2002
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