The Council of Arab Ministers of Justice has decided to hold its next session, the 38th, in November of next year in the Kingdom of Morocco. It will be preceded by the meeting of the Executive Bureau of the Council.
This is a decision rendered by the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice at the end of its 37th session, which was held Monday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo, on the basis of a memorandum submitted by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to host this session, where the decision was rendered to the unanimity.
During its work, the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice called for the intensification of bilateral and collective Arab cooperation in the field of the exchange of information on the fight against terrorism and the activation of the provisions of Article 4 of the Arab Convention against Terrorism concerning the exchange of information and experiences.
He also pleaded for the organization of specialized national workshops and training courses in the field of human and technical capacity building of workers of specialized agencies in the field of the fight against terrorism, as well as the coordination of Arab efforts to combat the phenomenon of terrorist fighters returning from conflict zones and their families, through comprehensive mechanisms consistent with the Arab Convention on Combating Terrorism and the resolutions issued by the Arab League and the decisions of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice and the Interior.
While underlining the need to refrain from any form of explicit or tacit support for entities or persons involved in terrorist acts, and to reject all forms of extortion by terrorist groups, such as threatening or killing hostages or demanding ransom, he urged Arab countries that have not ratified the Arab Convention against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism to complete the ratification procedures and deposit the ratification documents with the General Secretariat of the League of Arab states.
On another aspect, the Council recalled that all measures used to fight terrorism must comply with recognized principles of international law, including international human rights law and international humanitarian law, calling on Member States to sensitize the authorities. National responsibility for the fight against terrorism is as important as these commitments.