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Terrorism is a posh and ever-changing phenomenon. The guide goals to supply legislation enforcement and legal justice officers with an available advisor to help them in facing many of the key concerns that they face of their efforts to reply to terrorist and similar crimes. The e-book may also be of use to policymakers and political leaders within the shaping of recent or more desirable counter-terrorism legislation, rules and practices. It stories the various demanding situations encountered via some of the parts of the legal justice procedure within the prevention, research, prosecution and detention of alleged or convicted perpetrators of terrorist crimes. It bargains counsel in accordance with overseas criteria and customarily accredited reliable practices.

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43 Protocol I, art. 51, para. 2; Protocol II, art. 13, para. 2. 37 28 HANDBOOK ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSES TO TERRORISM Many of the international conventions and protocols related to the prevention and suppression of terrorism contain clauses of exception in relation to the military and times of war, stating that activities of armed forces during an armed conflict, governed by international humanitarian law, are not governed by the conventions. Article 19, paragraph 2, of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings,44 for example, states the following: The activities of armed forces during an armed conflict, as those terms are understood under international humanitarian law, which are governed by that law, are not governed by this Convention, and the activities undertaken by military forces of a State in the exercise of their official duties, inasmuch as they are governed by other rules of international law, are not governed by this Convention.

33 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 606, No. 8791. html. PART ONE INTRODUCTION AND LEGAL CONTEXT 25 There should be no avenue for terrorists to secure access to territory, whether to find a safe haven, avoid prosecution or to carry out further attacks. Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) touches upon a number of issues related to immigration and refugee status. States are required to prevent the movement of terrorists by implementing effective border controls and to take measures to secure the integrity of identity papers and travel documents (para.

International efforts to combat transnational financial crime and terrorist financing have evolved considerably in recent years. During the 1990s, most of these efforts were spearheaded by a number of intergovernmental organizations, most notably the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the FATF-style regional bodies and the International Monetary Fund. Global efforts to combat terrorist financing were enhanced in 1999 through the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.

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