India to chair Counter Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022 after ten yrs

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India will chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022 after 10 years. 

What is the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UNSC?

The Counter-Terrorism Committee is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Security Council.

The 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 is tasked with monitoring the implementation of resolution 1373 which requested countries to implement a number of measures aimed at enhancing their legal and institutional ability to counterterrorist activities at home and around the world.

The measures include a) taking steps to criminalize the financing of terrorism b) freezing any funds related to persons involved in acts of terrorism c) denying all forms of financial support for terrorist groups d) suppressing the provision of safe haven e) sustenance or support for terrorists and f)  share information with other governments on any groups practising or planning terrorist acts.

Besides, the Committee also 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.

Source: This post is based on the article ‘India to chair Counter Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022 after ten yrspublished in AIR on 29th Dec 2021.

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