Romania’s initiative to create International Court for terrorism combat, discussed by legal experts in Madrid

Romania’s initiative to create International Court for terrorism combat, discussed by legal experts in Madrid

Representatives of the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) in Madrid on Tuesday participated in the second round of consultations on a legal expert level concerning the creation of an International Court for combating and judging terrorism, reveals a MAE release remitted to AGERPRES.

The cited source says that the initiative was launched by the Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, within the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting of February 9, 2015, and the first round within this process, involving experts of Romania, Spain and the Netherlands, was organised by the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Bucharest on April 16, 2015.

“The consultations on an expert level take place following the recent political dialogue of Minister Bogdan Aurescu with the Dutch and Spanish counterparts, on the topic of creating this legal forum contributing through the instruments of international law to the discouragement and eradication of the terrorist phenomenon. The talks today, hosted by the Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry, aimed at instituting some legal details on the establishment and functioning of a future International Court for the combat of terrorism. This instrument would complete the international legal framework in the area of terrorism combat, represented by a number of treaties with a sectoral nature, which however don’t establish a legal body on an international level with capacities in the area,” the MAE release points out.

According to it, Romania wants as many states from various regions of the world involved in this reflection process, taking into account the increased interest of the international community for the energetic prevention and combat of the terrorist phenomenon. More…