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Negotiations on UN terror treaty restarted

[JURIST] The UN General Assembly's Sicth (Legal) Committee [official website] restarted work on a treaty against international terrorism Friday, motivated by a rash of recent attacks in Egypt and Great Britain. Moroccan Ambassador Mohamed Bennouna said that the committee "has broken the ice", referring to rifts among the panel on the definition of terrorism and the Palestinian peace process. A draft of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism [backgrounder, PDF] has been mired in the committee since 1996. Reuters has more.

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