World Law Bulletin: February 2003   [open pdf - 501KB]

This issue of the monthly publication of the Law Library of Congress includes the following relevant titles: 'United States/Malaysia, South Korea: Container Security Initiatives', 'Western Hemisphere: Inter-American Conference Against Terrorism', and 'Recent Developments in the European Union'. "The United States has signed two more Container Security Initiatives with Asian trade partners. An initiative with the Republic of Korea was initialed on January 17, 2003; one with Malaysia was signed on January 20. […] Government representatives from around the hemisphere gathered in San Salvador, El Salvador, on January 22, 2003, for a three-day Inter-American Conference against Terrorism. Important issues on the agenda included creation of units to gather financial intelligence, database development, establishment of a policy exchange and coordination network, and the monitoring of all movement of merchandise and luggage and transit of persons. The latter issue is related to the movement of weapons and explosives and drug smuggling. Agreements will be adopted by the participating countries following the recommendations of the plenary session and are aimed to make security efforts in airports, land and sea customs points, and borders stronger in the Americas. Russia and France are attending as observers."

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Law Library of Congress World Law Bulletin 2003.02, February 2003
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