Resolution on Terrorism

APPF09 RES 08

9th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
14-19 January 2001

Resolution on Terrorism

APPF09/RES/08

(submitted by the Delegation of the Philippines)

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the International Covenants on Human Rights,

Recalling the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993, in which the Conference reaffirmed that terrorism is indeed a violation of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy;

Aware that terrorism which include grenade throwing, bombing, attacks/raids and kidnapping, unlike wars, transcends national boundaries and is a global concern, and poses a clear and present danger to public safety, economy, peace and order;

Concerned that terrorism, in many countries, is a manifestation of the tensions among groups in the political system that might have been due to territorial disputes, ethnic or religious conflict, or ideological differences;

Bearing in mind that terrorism threatens the right to life and creates an environment that sows fear in people;

Seriously deploring all terrorist acts as criminal in nature;

Mindful that the formulation of a framework for combating terrorism and the adoption of specific measures for its prevention have long been subject of many legislative actions and agreements by different nations, and the need to implement the UN Convention Against International Terrorism at the national, regional and international levels;

Emphasizing that States is obligated to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedom of their people;

Stressing the need for States to curb terrorist activities in all its forms with full regard for human rights and fundamental freedoms;

Recommends to:

Condemn all forms of terrorist activities done either by an individual or by organized groups as direct violations of basic rights;

Call upon all member countries to accede to the Comprehensive Convention Against International Terrorism, if they have not done so;

Urge individual member countries to intensify their efforts against terrorism, including the creation of a national body primarily responsible combating terrorism;

Encourage all member countries to implement extradition treaties, particularly to penalize the issuance of forged travel documents and access to firearms and explosives;

Encourage further the holding of regular dialogues on security cooperation among member nations so that regional stability and cooperation and world peace may be achieved.



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