UN SECURITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTS UN SCR 2462 CALLING UPON MEMBER STATES TO COMBAT, CRIMINALISE FINANCING OF TERRORISTS AND THEIR ACTIVITIES

A news release from the UN on 28th March said that the Security Council called upon Member States to step up efforts to combat and criminalise the financing of terrorists and their activities, adopting a Resolution on the issue before holding a day-long open debate that placed the spotlight on international co-operation, capacity-building and respect for international law.  UN SCR 2462 (2019) also reaffirmed its UN SCR 1373 (2001) — adopted in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the US — which requires all States to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts and to refrain from providing support to those involved in them.  The new Resolution ensures that their laws and regulations make it possible to prosecute and penalise, as serious criminal offences, the provision or collection of funds, resources and services intended to be used for the benefit of terrorist organisations or individual terrorists.

https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sc13754.doc.htm

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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