4 Feb 2009

Samoa reviews legislative framework against terrorism and organised transnational crimes

2:39 pm on 4 February 2009

The Samoa government is reviewing its legislative framework against terrorism and transnational organised crime.

A two-day joint national workshop this week will bring together senior officials of government ministries and corporations and experts from the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime.

The Attorney General's office says discussions will focus on the outline of the UN's Counter Terrorism Conventions and Security Council Resolutions, legislation and measures member states are required to have in place.

It will cover issues commonly encountered by states in implementing the conventions, counter terrorism related matters on money laundering, mutual legal assistance as well as extradition.