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Amir issues counter-terrorism law

سمو الأمير يصدر قانون مكافحة الإرهاب


QNA & The Peninsula
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued yesterday Amiri Law No. 27 of 2019 on counter-terrorism. The law is effective starting from its date of publication in the official gazette.

H H the Amir also ratified yesterday a Cabinet decision No. 41 of 2019 issuing the executive regulations for law No. 20 of 2019 on combating money laundering and terrorism financing. The law is effective starting from its date of publication in the official gazette.

Qatar has taken strict measures to combat terrorism and has adopted national legislation reflecting the international instruments to which it has acceded in compliance with international law, as well as it is continuing to work and coordinate with friendly countries to confront terrorism and achieve common goals.

The National Counter Terrorism Committee at Ministry of Interior was established on March 26, 2007, in accordance with the Ministers’ Council’s Decision No.7. The committee assumes its responsibilities in one of the most important security areas in order to ensure the achievement of the strategy of countries in the fight against terrorism through the security related efforts and cooperation with the relevant bodies as well as the implementation of the articles of conventions and laws to combat terrorism.

The Committee is one of the largest security committees in the country and is keen to coordinate efforts among all its members to implement the obligations contained in the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the United Nations resolutions relating to combating terrorism.

Qatar issued, in September, Law No. (20) of 2019 on combating money laundering and terrorist financing, which includes its obligations under the 40 recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Qatar is actively participating in the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), which includes the GCC countries and the United States. TFTC aims to identify, track and exchange information on terrorist financial networks, coordinate joint actions against terrorism, and take appropriate action by classifying, publicising, and sanctioning individuals, and entities funding terrorist activities. It assists in building capacity to counter terrorist financing threats for counties of the region.

 أصدر حضرة صاحب السمو الشيخ تميم بن حمد آل ثاني أمير البلاد المفدى، اليوم القانون رقم (27) لسنة 2019 بإصدار قانون مكافحة الإرهاب.

وقضى القانون بتنفيذه، والعمل به من تاريخ صدوره وأن يُنشر في الجريدة الرسمية.

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