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Convention of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on Combating International Terrorism

Convention of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on Combating International Terrorism July 1, 1999
Article 2

a. Peoples' struggle including armed struggle against foreign occupation, aggression, colonialism, and hegemony, aimed at liberation and self-determination in accordance with the principles of international law shall not be considered a terrorist crime.

2019

  • Statement by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 8, 2019: "OIC reiterated the need to distinguish between terrorism and the exercise of the legitimate right of peoples to self-determination and to resist foreign occupation..."
  • Statement by Iran on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 7, 2019: "We would like to stress that terrorism should not be equated with the legitimate struggle of peoples under... foreign occupation, for self-determination and national liberation... The Movement reaffirms its principled position... on the legitimacy of the struggles of people under colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation for national liberation and self-determination."
  • Statement by Lebanon at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 8, 2019: "Lebanon aligns itself with the statements delivered by the Islamic Republic of Iran of behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation... We should redouble our efforts to solve the outstanding issues of the Draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, by providing a legally unified definition of terrorism, which would help in our global and comprehensive response to it. A definition that needs to be consistent with international law, and would avoid conflation with, for instance, the legitimate right of the struggles of people under colonial and foreign occupation for national liberation and self-determination."
  • Statement by Malaysia at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 9, 2019: "Malaysia aligns itself with the statements delivered by Iran on behalf of NAM, Saudi Arabia on behalf of OIC... Distinction must be made between terrorism and the legitimate struggle of people under foreign occupation for self-determination."
  • Statement by Palestinian representative at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 9, 2019: "The State of Palestine aligns itself with the Statements delivered by Iran on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation... We believe that the need to fight terrorism is a matter of international consensus and should remain as such. It should therefore not be undermined by attempts to exploit the legitimate fight against terrorism to suppress the inalienable right to self-determination of peoples, notably those under colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation."

2018

  • Statement by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "Once again, the Group reiterates the need to make a distinction between terrorism and the exercise of legitimate right of peoples to resist foreign occupation..."
  • Statement by Iran on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "We would like to stress that terrorism should not be equated with the legitimate struggle of peoples under colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation, for self-determination and national liberation. The Movement reaffirms... the legitimacy of the struggles of people under colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation for national liberation and self-determination."
  • Statement by Maldives at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "The Maldives also associates itself with the statement delivered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that was delivered on behalf of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation."
  • Statement by South Africa at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "We believe that in order for the convention to be effective in eliminating international terrorism, it should not conflate the issue of terrorism with peoples' legitimate aspirations for self-determination and struggles against colonial domination..."
  • Statement by Qatar at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "And we also reiterate the importance that such convention distinguishes between terrorism and the legitimate resistance of foreign occupation and self-defense and the right to self-determination."
  • Statement by Pakistan at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "The proposed convention must...clearly differentiate between acts of terrorism and the legitimate struggles for self-determination of people living under foreign occupation. The malicious attempts by those who seek to manipulate the international consensus against terrorism, to justify the suppression of people struggling for their right to self-determination must never be permitted to succeed."
  • Statement by Sudan at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "Mr. Chairman, my delegation joins itself with the statement made by...Saudi Arabia speaking on behalf of the OIC."
  • Statement by Lebanon at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2018: "[I]nternational law cannot be distorted or overlooked to equate...the right to resist foreign occupation with terrorism in an attempt to undermine and affect this basic right of people struggling for their independence."
  • Statement by Algeria at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "[M]y delegation stresses the need to agree upon an accurate definition of terrorism...and avoid any confusion between acts of terrorism and the legitimate struggle of peoples under colonial or foreign occupation for self-determination and national liberation."
  • Statement by Malaysia at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "Malaysia aligns itself with the statement made by...Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)... Almost all actions of terror were committed by groups who felt that they have been brutally oppressed, with nowhere to seek redress... In this context, Malaysia would like to stress that terrorism should not be equated with the legitimate struggle of peoples under foreign occupation from self-determination."
  • Statement by Namibia at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "[W]e wish to highlight the importance of distinguishing between acts of terrorism and acts of people fighting against colonial or foreign domination in the exercise of their inalienable right to self-determination. Namibia attaches great importance to this distinction."
  • Statement by Indonesia at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "We make this statement in alignment with the statement delivered by...the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the OIC."
  • Statement by Egypt at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "Egypt aligns itself with the statement delivered by Saudi Arabia on behalf of members of the OIC..."
  • Statement by Djibouti at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "My delegation fully aligns itself with the statements given by...Saudi Arabia...on behalf of the Member States of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation."
  • Statement by Bangladesh at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "Under this agenda item, Bangladesh aligns itself with the statement made by...the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC."
  • Statement by Senegal at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "We would align ourselves with the statements given by...Saudi Arabia on behalf of the countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation."
  • Statement by Iraq at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "We endorse the statements made by Iran on behalf of the NAM and Saudi Arabia on behalf of the OIC."
  • Statement by Morocco at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "My delegation endorses the statement made on behalf of...the OIC..."
  • Statement by Tunisia at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2018: "My country's delegation joins with the statements made on behalf of...the OIC."

2017

  • Statement by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2017: "Once again, the Group reiterates the need to make a distinction between terrorism and the exercise of legitimate right of people to resist foreign occupation..."
  • Statement by Afghanistan at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2017: "We align ourselves with the statement delivered by ... the OIC Group."
  • Statement by Tunisia at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2017: "Tunisia associates itself with the statement delivered on behalf of ... the OIC Group..."
  • Statement by Iraq at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2017: "We support ... the statement made by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the OIC."
  • Statement by Pakistan at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 3, 2017: "My country aligns itself with the statements delivered on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC... Finally, Mr. Chairman, let me say that my country fully supports the OIC position on a consensus-based Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. The proposed convention must ... clearly differentiate between acts of terrorism and the legitimate struggle for self-determination of people living under foreign occupation. The malicious attempts by those who seek to manipulate the international consensus against terrorism to justify the suppression of people struggling for their right of self-determination must never be permitted to succeed."
  • Statement by the Palestinian representative at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2017: "The State of Palestine aligns itself with the statements of ... the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation."
  • Statement by Djibouti at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2017: "My delegation fully endorses the statements made by ... Saudi Arabia ... on behalf of the Member States of the OIC."
  • Statement by Jordan at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2017: "I align myself with the statement made by the OIC..."

2016

  • Statement by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 4, 2016: "Once again, the Group reiterates the need to make a distinction between terrorism and the exercise of legitimate right of peoples to resist foreign occupation..."
  • Statement by the Palestinian representative at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 5, 2016: "The State of Palestine aligns itself with the Statements of the ... Organization of Islamic Cooperation."
  • Statement by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee Meeting on 'Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,' October 17, 2016: "We ... reaffirm our determination to make every effort to reach a consensus agreement on the draft convention by resolving the outstanding issues, including those related to the legal definition of terrorism, particularly on the distinction between terrorism and the struggle for the rights of people of self-determination by people under foreign occupation..."