World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Russia, Rio Group: Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Russia, Rio Group Experts' Consultations on Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

On February 17, consultations by experts of the Russian Federation and the Rio Group on counter-terrorism cooperation, timed for the Fifth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE), were held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

During the consultations, various aspects of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Rio Group countries at this stage, characterized by a serious exacerbation of terrorist threats, were examined. Terrorism has acquired even more dangerous features and is a violation of fundamental moral values as well as one of the main threats to international peace and security, democracy and the supremacy of law.

The participants of the consultations resolutely condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. There were expressed special condolences and solidarity to the representatives of the Russian Federation over the barbaric mass murder of children hostages in Beslan.

The experts discussed possibilities for improving the national and international legal basis of the struggle against terrorism. In this context the sides spoke in favor of the earliest possible adoption in the UN of a Comprehensive Convention Against International Terrorism and an International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

The experts underscored the priority importance of international antiterrorist efforts within the framework of the UN and of leading regional organizations in accordance with international law, in particular, international human rights standards, the rights of refugees and humanitarian law.

The sides shared the experience of antiterrorist measures being taken at the multilateral, bilateral and national levels, and compared the priority tasks and lines of counteraction against terrorism.

The participants of the consultations discussed the possibility of strengthening anti-terror cooperation, including in terms of rendering assistance in the building-up of antiterrorist potential.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Mexico: Violence And Repression Of Teachers

The member organizations of Network for Peace express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out, through the police forces... In Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca, the conflict has resulted in murders of teachers and civilians as well as hundreds of wounded and dozens of people arrested. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Britain's Pleas For Mercy

So… Boris Johnson is promising that he won't be holding a snap general election, if he's chosen as the next UK Conservative Party leader. Reportedly, he is even making that promise a feature of his leadership campaign, since a vote for Boris would therefore mean (wink wink) that his colleagues wouldn't have to risk their jobs and face the wrath of the British public until 2020. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news