Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the united states of america in congress assembled, section 1. It also examines the contents of the two enactments that constitute the legal framework for the prevention of terrorism in nigeria. See section 44 of the terrorism prevention act 2011 and section 331b of the same legislation. Application of act 121 of 1998 to property of terrorist organisation chapter 5 general provisions 20. The antimoney laundering and combating of financing of. As a result of the anti terrorism act 2005, division 103 of the criminal code makes it an offence to provide funds to a person who may use those funds to facilitate or engage in a terrorist act. It does not provide technically speaking, for the definition of terrorism but it elaborately detailed out what the act considers as an act of terrorism.
It notes that in nigeria, the terrorism prevention act, 2011 was clearly a direct response to the inclusion of nigeria by the united states on the. For the purposes of the prevention and punishment of the commission of terrorist acts and scheduled offences to have resort to the provisions of the said act for the whole of the province of punjab. To address the threat to national security and combat the increasing waves of crime the federal government of nigeria in the 20 budget made a huge allocation to security, and the national assembly passed the anti terrorism act in 2011 ewetan, 20. Any offence that constitutes a terrorist act under the prevention of terrorism act, 2012. For other consolidated acts, please refer to bahamas laws online.
The money laundering prohibition act, 2011 mlpa, terrorism prevention act, 2011, central bank of nigeria anti money laundering combating the financing of terrorism amlcft regulation, 2009 as amended and other amlcft guidelines provide guidance to bank examiners to carry. Avalanche of anti terrorist measures from the united. In late 2004 report from the office of the united nations secretarygeneral, terrorism is an act projected to cause death or grave bodyharm on civilians or non. The anti money laundering and combating of financing of terrorism act, 2012. Our founders and supporters are united by a common interest in fostering a strong british, european, and. Enacted by the president and members of parliament in this present parliament assembled. This is against the backdrop of the rising spate of violent attacks. The prevention of terrorism act was enacted in 2011 by the nigerian national assembly. Concerns with sri lankas counter terrorism bill amnesty international 3.
Antiterrorism crime and security act 2001 consultation. The success of these attacks proves that the government does not have the capacities to curb this emerging trend. Atpu kenyan anti terrorism police unit au african union aupsc au peace and security council. Interested parties and terrorist offences provision or collection of property to commit an act of terrorism 6. Antiterrorism bill as introduced in the national assembly as a section 75 bill. Being an act to provide for the criminalization of money laundering and financing of terrorism, the establishment of structures to implement this and for other related matters. The nigeria training module on gender dimensions of the criminal justice. Understanding the emerging trends aderonke, majekodunmi. Mar 18, 2011 the main purpose of the anti terrorism, crime and security act 2001 is to ensure good. Pdf the road leading to the enactment of terrorism prevention act tpa 2011 as amended has been longwinding, dilatory and. An act or omission in or outside nigeria which constitutes an office within the scope of a. E4j university module series on counter terrorism and is accompanied by a teaching guide. Commencement date this law act shall come into force.
The refugees act is amended by deleting the word notwithstanding appearing in section 121 and substituting therefore the words subject to. Information and investigations relating to terrorism, etc. There has been an increasing trend of terrorism in nigeria. Terrorism compliance gli1delines for financial institutions under the regulatory purview of the central bank of nigeria cbw as required by relevant provisions of the money laundering prohibition act, 2011 emended, che terrorism prevention act, 201 j as. In the words of section 12 of the act, an act of terrorism means. An appraisal of the nigerian terrorism prevention act, 2011. You can read the full provisions of the law here terrorism prevention act 2011. Abstract the world is still at the euphoria over the killing of osama bin laden, founder and leader of the most dreaded terrorist group in the world known as the alqaeda the base. Nigeria terrorism prevention act 2011 the nigerian blawg. Introduction terrorism prevention act, 2011 terrorism has continued to threaten global peace and prosperity.
The terrorism act 2000 is the primary piece of counter terrorism legislation in the uk. Nigerias terrorism prevention act of 2011 and the amendment bill of 2012 were passed by the senate on october 17, 2012 and in the house. Act 6 antimoney laundering, anti terrorism financing. Judicial and institutional developments in nigeria against. The anti terrorism, crime and security act 2001 terrorism act 2006 counter terrorism act 2008 terrorist asset freezing etc act 2010. In recent times in nigeria there had been several killings of innocent civilians by the boko haram sect. Federal university lafia, nigeria abstract this paper explores the humanitarian impact of terrorism in nigeria from the standpoint of boko haram insurgency. Terrorism and the dilemmas of combating the menace in nigeria eke chijioke chinwokwu department of sociology, federal university lafia nasarawa state, nigeria. Article pdf available january 2018 with 335 reads how we measure reads. Terrorism is defined as calculated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience. Hence, terrorism remained undefined under nigerian law for a long time.
The attack on the united nations suggests that boko haram wanted to embarrass the nigerian state in. Pdf legal framework for the prevention of terrorism in nigeria. Terrorism and the dilemmas of combating the menace in nigeria. Commencement enacted by the national assembly of the federal republic of nigeria 1. It was passed on 20 july 2000 and came into force on 19 february 2001. Others that may be affected by the martial law are niger delta. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Terrorism prevention act, 2011 a bill for an act to make provisions for and about offences relating to conduct carried out or purposes connected with terrorism. Of 2017 6 3d an officer of the financial institution on whom the order under section 2a or 3b on whom an order was served and who fails or refuses to. Anti terrorism act, 2002, 2002 uganda legal information. Terrorism is an insidious act common and conducted daily over decades and has been. Act 842 the eight hundred and fortysecond act of the parliament of the republic of ghana entitled anti terrorism amendment act, 2012 anact to amend the anti terrorism act, 2008 act 762 to empower the attorneygeneral and minister for justice to issue instructions for the effective implementation of the united nations security. The legislation will now be considered by president paul biya for promulgation into law. The absence of a specific anti terrorism law to prosecute terrorism related cases had been a clog on prosecution of terrorism related cases, but with the enactment of the terrorism prevention act 2011, this obstacle has been overcome.
Dec 18, 2014 cameroons legislature has passed new antiterrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please send us an email at email protected. Mar, 2017 new anti terrorism law did not go far with atrocity crimes. On this page you will find direct links to the relevant acts in pdf format. Short title this law act may be cited as the anti terrorism law act. In may 2011, the nigerian national assembly cleared the terrorism prevention act of 2011 and this was signed into law by president goodluck jonathan on june 3, 2011. Groups, activities, and politics adeyemi bukola oyeniyi abstract while global attention is focused on embassy bombing, aircraft hijacking and 911 terroristsattack kind of terrorism, equally devastating terrorist activities with equally devastating. An act to amend the terrorism prevention act, 2011 by providing for extraterritorial application of the act and strengthening of terrorist financing offences.
Industry act, 2 the securities commission of the bahamas, in exercise of the powers amendment rules, 2019 securities industry anti money laundering no. Read the terrorism prevention act of 2011 nigerian news. Can nigerias antiterrorism law address the boko haram. Enacted by the national assembly of the federal republic of nigeria i. The full range of e4j materials includes university modules on anti corruption, crime prevention and criminal justice, cybercrime, firearms, organized crime, trafficking in personssmuggling of migrants, and integrity and ethics, as well as counter terrorism. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Despite these efforts, the level of terrorism and insecurity in the country is still high, and a confirmation of this is the low ranking of nigeria in the global peace index gpi, 2012.
Thank you for reading this post, if you have found it useful please share with your network using one of the share buttons below. Act 6 anti money laundering, anti terrorism financing and proceeds of unlawful activities act 2001 date of royal assent 25jun2001 date of publication in the gazette 5jul2001 an act to provide for the offence of money laundering, the measures to be taken for the prevention of money laundering and terrorism. An act to provide measures to combat terrorism and for connected matters. Boko haram is a terrorist sect whose main objective hinges on the opposition of western education. The short title of this act is the antiterrorism and crime amendment act 2011. Legal framework for the prevention of terrorism in nigeria. The conspiracy of silence of the nigerian anti terrorism laws christiana e attah lecturer, department of jurisprudence and public law, joseph ayo babalola. Terrorism compliance gli1delines for financial institutions under the regulatory purview of the central bank of nigeria cbw as required by relevant provisions of the money laundering prohibition act, 2011 emended, che terrorism prevention act, 201 j as amended and other relevant laws and regulations. An assessment of the nigerian terrorism prevention act and its.
An act to suppress acts of terrorism, to provide for the punishment of persons who plan, instigate, support, finance or execute acts of terrorism. Ta 2000 has been amended a number of times, including by the anti terrorism, crime and security act 2001 atcsa 2001, ta 2006 part 2, the counter. Nigeria anti terrorism act 2011 pdf exchange of information relating to terrorist groups and terrorist acts. Until recently, nigeria seemed to have been immune to terrorist activities. Terrorism is defined as calculated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine. For example, is the death penalty the punishment for a terrorist action where death results from such a terrorist action, or is it life imprisonment. Globalization and terrorism in nigeria foreign policy journal. Whereas it is expedient to provide for the prevention of terrorism, sectarian violence and for speedy trial of heinous offences and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. Subsidiary legislation prevention of terrorism act page. Nigeria training module on gender dimensions of criminal. Please note that some acts below appear in consolidated format i. Terrorism prevention and investigation measures act 2011 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 06 march 2020. Read the terrorism prevention act of 2011 nigerian.
These funds must be intentionally made available to another person e. Nature of terrorism and antiterrorism laws in nigeria. Part 1 acts of terrorism and related offences prohibition of acts of terrorism. Antiterrorism, crime and security act 2001, introductory text is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 17 april 2020. Some states have engaged in torture and other illtreatment to counter terrorism, while the legal and practical safeguards available to prevent torture, such as regular and independent monitoring of detention centres, have often been disregarded.
Preamble whereas the republic of kenya has enacted the prevention of terrorism act, 2012, the prevention of organized crimes act, 2010 and the proceeds of crime and anti money laundering act. It is intended in this presentation to examine the extant anti terrorism law in broad. To address this criminal activity, governments all over the world, including the nigerian government, have passed into law various legislation making terrorism very. Terrorism prevention and investigation measures act 2011. Act 842 anti terrorism amendment act, 2012 d on the provision of information relating to passengers on vessels or aircraft or any other means oftransport and persons entering or leaving the country and specifying the foreign states to which the information may be provided. The threat from boko haram and ansaru the henry jackson society 3 the henry jackson society the henry jackson society is a crosspartisan thinktank based in london. It is herby enacted as 1997 short title and commencement. Intelligence centre established under section 4 of the anti money laundering act, 2008 act 749 the existence of the funds. In 2011, nigeria enacted the prevention of terrorism act, amended in 20 which punishes the crime of terrorism as well as the offences of supporting, financing, encouraging and supplying materials to terrorists. Can nigerias antiterrorism law address the boko haram threat. A person who a provides, b collects, or c makes available.
The terrorism prevention act, 2011 in this act referred to as the. Isisdaesh and boko haram ewelina ochab and kelsey zorzi report. The act is strong in criminalizing support to boko haram, but it is. Crime and security act 2001 consultation pdf file 432kb. To address this criminal activity, governments all over the world, including the nigerian government, have passed into law various legislation making terrorism very serious global criminal offences. There are conflicting penalties for various offences under the terrorism prevention act 2011. Aug, 2011 this paper examines the interface between globalization and terrorism in nigeria. Human security at the basics, is defined as freedom from violence and threat of.563 942 50 856 985 175 745 270 271 296 996 1073 778 1223 1309 1296 1246 1219 1437 590 962 59 253 1017 1125 1159 693 544 1224 366 527 1201 1153 1462 206 1351 612 42 940 543 607 451 938 266