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National security framework to be strengthened

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The government has taken measures to introduce a comprehensive legal framework for national security.

According to the Government Information Department, the need of a comprehensive national security legal framework to address the weaknesses of the existing anti-terrorism laws, to face such acts, to enforce the law, to further strengthen investigative and monitoring tools has been identified for introducing provisions to deal with new dimensions of terrorism and violent extremism.

Accordingly the Cabinet of Ministers approved the combined proposal presented by the the President in his capacity as the Defence, Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms and Foreign Affairs Ministers to appoint a committee headed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms to prepare a preliminary draft for a comprehensive legal framework on national security, taking into account the relevant international standards and recommendations on the protection of human rights and paying attention to all the relevant issues.

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