GERMANY: New anti-terrorism laws come into force

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"On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, adds a new section on terrorism financing to the Criminal Code, and creates national identity card and passport restrictions on foreign fighters."

See: Law Library of Congress Global Legal Monitor, New Anti-Terrorism Legislation Entered Into Force (pdf)

The legislation implements United Nation Security Council Resolution 2178 (pdf) and FATF counter-terrorist financing requirements (pdf).

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas previously said that "tougher legislation was not needed. See: Key European terrorism legislation may be revised (Statewatch News Online, December 2014)

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