Russia’s Duma ratifies protocol to Council of Europe anti-terrorism convention
MOSCOW, October 22 (RAPSI) – The lower house of Russian parliament ratified the Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism on Tuesday, according to the information published on the State Duma official website.
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.