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Ratification of SCO Counter-Terrorism Convention

October 4, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Ratification of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Counter-Terrorism Convention.

The law provides for the ratification of the  SCO Counter-Terrorism Convention signed in Yekaterinburg on June 16, 2009, at the SCO member states’ summit.

The SCO Counter-Terrorism Convention builds on the provisions of the Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism of June 15, 2001, gives a broader social and political definition of terrorism as an ideology of violence and practice of attempting to influence the decisions of state authorities or international organisations by committing or threatening to commit violent or criminal acts intended to intimidate the population and cause damage to individuals, society and the state.

The Convention sets out the provisions regulating cooperation between the SCO member states in the arrest and confiscation of property intended to be used as a means of committing any of the crimes covered by the Convention, or for financing these deeds.

October 4, 2010