Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq has termed terrorism as a global problem and highlighted a unified approach to condemn and combat this scourge.
The minister stressed the need for pre-emptive action, educating people and engaging community and religious leaders to curb terrorist movements.
Anisul Huq said this on Thursday while speaking at a meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers being held from 16-19 October in Nassau, Bahamas.
The theme of the meeting is ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through Technology’ where the Commonwealth Law Ministers are discussing a wide range of issues, including strengthening legal frameworks for sustainable development, climate change, governance and promoting peace and security.
Apart from the Anti-terrorism and Anti-money Laundering Acts, the Law Minister mentioned that the government was searching for ways to book those responsible for abusing ICT to spread extremist venom, said a press release issued from the ministry.
He also highlighted the various legislative changes introduced by the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the last eight years to ensure the democratic rights of the people, strengthen democratic institutions, facilitate development, and combat the adverse impacts of climate change and root out extremism and terrorism.
Regarding climate change and its affects, the minister conveyed the details of laws enacted by the government for conservation and restoration of natural resources, restricting emission of pollutants and effluents.
He explained how the disaster preparedness and management model worked in Bangladesh and how it has helped bring down the human fatality rate to near zero and expedited Government’s response time to assist the affected people who had suffered material damages.
The meeting is being attended by law ministers, Attorneys General and senior law officials from different countries under Commonwealth.