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Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
4th Annual Meeting January 15-19, 1996
Cha-am, Phetchaburi Province Thailand

Resolution on Terrorism

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum:

Deeply disturbed by the pernicious effects of terrorism;

Considering that terrorism undermines societal structures and institutions of society;

Stressing that terrorism constitutes a flagrant violation of human rights;

Recognizing that there is absolutely no justification for terrorism under any circumstances;

Recognizing that effective measures unilaterally and jointly undertaken by the APPF member countries may help eradicate the problems of terrorism;

Outraged by recent terrorism incidents such as the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Jerusalem on 4 November 1995, the Oklahoma bombing in the United States and the subway poison gas in Tokyo, Japan;

Resolves to:

Vigorously condemn all forms of terrorism as a violation of human rights;

Call upon all APPF member countries to establish an effective mechanism for the exchange of information, assistance , technology, and training to prevent and combat terrorism in all its aspects;

Encourage all APPF member countries to consider establishing programs for the education of government officials and citizens on counter terrorism;

Recommend all APPF member countries to consider codifying and standardizing their domestic laws concerning terrorism in accordance with the international law.

Encourage all APPF member countries to consider concluding treaties to enable extradition of terrorists and for other purposes.