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G8 leaders call for early agreement on UN anti-terror treaty

[JURIST] G8 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia issued a final joint statement on counter-terrorism [text] Friday denouncing once again [Thursday G8 statement] Thursday's terror attacks in London, and calling on UN members to reach early agreement on a draft of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism [proposed draft text, PDF]. The leaders also supported the adoption of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism [treaty text, PDF]. They acknowledged, however, that legal suppression of terror had its limits: "Our response must remain proportionate and respect our common democratic values. We must protect individuals while upholding human rights in accordance with international law."

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