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Part III Tasks and Objectives, s.2 Securing and Enhancing the Rule of Law, 29 Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime

Christian Walter

From: The Council of Europe: Its Law and Policies

Edited By: Stefanie Schmahl, Marten Breuer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 October 2021

Subject(s):
Democracy — Terrorism — Rule of law

This chapter looks at the Council of Europes (CoE) activities geared toward combating terrorism and organised crime. Both are matters of concern for the Council for years, although recently the struggle against international terrorism has become a major focus for the CoE. Thus this chapter analyses both topics using the approach maintained by the CoE, which is to view terrorism and organised crime as interrelated, but nevertheless distinct problems. It then describes and analyses a broad range of CoE activities in the fight against international terrorism, before addressing organised crime. Finally, the chapter concludes with some assessments on CoE strategies against international terrorism and organised crime.

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