Russian senators back Council of Europe anti-terrorism convention’s protocol ratification
MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – The Federation Council on Wednesday approved ratification of the Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism. A relevant statement was published on the website of the upper house of Russian parliament.
According to senators, the document is aimed to strengthen international counterterrorist cooperation.
Russia signed the Protocol to the Convention of 2005 in Strasbourg on July 27, 2017.
The document in particular envisages that a trip abroad with the aim to commit terrorist crimes will be considered as preparation to such a crime or attempted crime and will result in criminal responsibility in Russia.
Implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism will help activate international counterterrorism cooperation, improve efficiency of specific steps taken on both national and international levels, an explanatory not to the Protocol reads.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin submitted the Protocol to the State Duma for ratification on October 2. The State Duma ratified it on October 22.