Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft on ratification of the SCO Convention on Combating Extremism

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Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft on ratification of the SCO Convention on Combating Extremism 03.06.2019 12:04

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft law on ratification of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Convention (SCO) on countering extremism, follows from the electronic database of the lower house of parliament.

"The Federal Law ratifies the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Convention on Counteracting Extremism, signed on June 9, 2017 in Astana at a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," reads the explanatory note.

The document notes that the Convention̆ defines a list of extremist actions for which the parties to the convention undertake to establish responsibility, as well as measures against the participation of legal entities in extremist activities, as well as regulates the procedure for issuing, transferring convicts and providing the competent authorities of the parties mutual assistance scope of application of the Convention.

"The Convention does not affect the rights and obligations of the Parties arising from other international treaties to which they are parties is concluded for an indefinite period and is open for accession by other states sharing its provisions, with the consent of all Parties," the draft explains.

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