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Counter Terrorism Committee of UNSC

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  • December 28, 2021
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Counter Terrorism Committee of UNSC

Part of: Prelims and GS-II -International relations

Context India will chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in January 2022 after 10 years.

Key takeaways 

  • The Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by Security Council resolution 1373 adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US.
  • The Committee was tasked with monitoring implementation of resolution 1373 which requested countries to implement a number of measures aimed at enhancing their legal and institutional ability to counter terrorist activities at home and around the world.  
  • This includes:
    • taking steps to criminalize the financing of terrorism
    • freezing any funds related to persons involved in acts of terrorism
    • deny all forms of financial support for terrorist groups
    • suppress the provision of safe haven
    • sustenance or support for terrorists and share information with other governments on any groups practicing or planning terrorist acts.
  • Besides, the Committee monitors steps taken to cooperate with other governments in the investigation, detection, arrest, extradition and prosecution of those involved in terror acts and criminalizes active and passive assistance for terrorism.

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