The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism: first report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes and appendices

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The Stationery Office, Jan 22, 2007 - Law - 38 pages
The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism was signed by the UK in May 2005 and laid before Parliament in July 2006 (Cm. 6907, ISBN 9780101690720). The UK Parliament currently has no formal role in the ratification of treaties, which is carried out by the Government under its prerogative powers. However, under the so-called 'Ponsonby rule', a period of 21 parliamentary sitting days is allowed before ratification of treaties, in order to afford Parliament the opportunity of pre-ratification scrutiny of obligations which the Government is proposing to make. The Committee's report highlights one issue of concern before the Treaty is ratified, relating to whether section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (the offence of encouragement of terrorism) is compatible with the requirement in the Convention that any new offence of public provocation to commit a terrorist offence must be in accordance with the rights to freedoms of expression, association and religion.
 

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Contents

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Report page
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Public Provocation to Commit a Terrorist Offence
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Conclusion
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Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights in this Parliament
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