Council Of Europe Fully Determined To Fight Terrorism

The Council of Union is fully determined to fight terrorism by all possible means, stated on Thursday Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Hans Christian Krueger at the opening of the 24th Conference of European Ministers of Justice in Moscow. He underscored that the holding of the conference in Moscow showed that Russia had become a full-fledged member of the Council of Europe. This fact also signals Russia's readiness to continue the reforms and fulfil the commitments it made entering the Council of Europe five years ago. Over these years Russia has ratified forty-five Council's treaties, pointed out Hans Christian Krueger. All these documents, excluding Protocol No. 6 of the Convention on Human Rights, concern the annulment of capital punishment. In this connection Krueger expressed the hope that the protocol, too, would soon be ratified. The forum participants have elected Russian Minister of Justice Yury Chaika the chairman of the conference.

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