The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation hosted a meeting with the newly appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate

07 december 2017, 17:51

Today, on December 7, 2017, Mr. Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has met with Ms. Michèle Coninsx, newly appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate.

Mr. Saak Karapetyan, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Mr. Igor Alekseyev, First Secretary of the Department for New Challenges and Threats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. David Scharia, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, as well as high officials of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation took part in the event.

Mr. Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, in his opening speech congratulated Ms. Michèle Coninsx on her appointment.

He appreciated greatly positive working relations that have been formed with the preceding Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, and expressed the hope of further strengthening cooperation.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation stressed that combating new challenges and threats, namely international terrorism and violent extremism requires consolidation of efforts of the world community. No state can stand up against their new forms by itself.

Therefore, the role of the United Nations, as a coordinator of the activity in this sphere of not only the states but of other international bodies and organizations, has increased.

Mr. Yury Chaika noted that the creation of the Counter Terrorism Prosecutors Network within the framework of the International Association of Prosecutors in partnership with the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate was one of the positive examples of such cooperation under the aegis of the United Nations.

He also noticed that on November 30, 2017, in Saint-Petersburg, the first regional office of the International Association of Prosecutors opened; its functioning will allow making counter-terrorism activity of the prosecutors’ community more active.

Considering the extent of threat of terrorism, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation paid special attention to the necessity of drawing up a comprehensive convention against international terrorism. Principle “extradite or prosecute” should become one of its basic provisions, without any political reservations.

Concluding, Mr. Yury Chaika confirmed the focus on all possible strengthening of cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate.

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