10-05-2018

PAM: Lack of consistency in current national legislations needs immediate action for sustainable cooperation in criminal and terrorist matters

PAM: Lack of consistency in current national legislations needs immediate action for sustainable cooperation in criminal and terrorist matters
Parliamentarians were reminded of their duty to continue to respond to the threat of terrorism as it evolves, through timely legislative measures, This was the message of Hon. Mohamed Alami (Morocco) on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) at the 5th Summit of Speakers and 14th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, held in Cairo, on 28-29 April 2018.
 
The PAM delegation includeD also PAM Secretary General, Ambassador Sergio Piazzi, and PAM President Emeritus, Mr. Mohamed Abou Elenein.
 
Hon. Alami added that parliamentarians must pursue these changes through timely legislative measures, in accordance with the relevant Resolutions of the UN Security Council, such as 2178 on the FTFs, and 2396 on the threat of returnees and the importance of deradicalisation of fighters and their families.
 
He referred to current priorities, such as the issue of returnees and relocators, prevention of the use of internet and social media to radicalise and to continue the recruitment of fragile segments of youth, and countering the financing of terrorism. “These are key issues requiring strong legislative action to enable our governments to be effective in the fight against this threat”. Hon. Alami added.
 
The Moroccan parliamentarian also stressed the critical importance of reviewing existing legislation of the countries of the region to allow for solid and sustainable international cooperation in criminal matters, since there is currently a lack of consistency in the legislation among different countries.
 
Hon. Mohamed Abou Elenein also addressed the participants during the plenary session and called on the Member States to address terrorism and the countries that support and finance it.
 
The session ended with the adoption of the declaration of the Presidents and the handing over of the presidency of PA-UFM to the European Parliament, which will focus its work on Migration.
 
PAM delegates also paid an official visit to the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Mr. Ahemd Aboul Gheit, for the accreditation of President Mohamed Abou Elenein as PAM Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the LAS.// 
 
 
 
 
 
 
media information: 22/2018
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