In its 149th meeting held on Aug. 28, 2008, the Council received a briefing from the Director of the African Centre for Study and Research on Terrorism, (ACSRT) on the AU and UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The Council stressed the importance to fight against terrorism of fully implementing all continental and international counter-terrorism instruments.
The Council called on Member States that have not yet done so, to expedite the ratification of the OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism and its Protocol.
The Council has requested the Commission to expedite the development of the African Anti-Terrorism Model Law, which would provide a ready-made technical assistance to Member states with a view to enabling them, to harmonize efforts and legal frameworks at the national, regional and continental levels, for the prevention and combating of terrorism in Africa.
It has also requested the ACSRT to intensify its activities and to identify training and equipment projects that would enhance domestic capacities of Member States that have not yet developed the requisite capability.