Cabinet approves FCIU’s proposal to repeal Prevention of Terrorism Act | 22 February 2021
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the recommendations tabled by the Financial Crime Investigation Unit of the Seychelles Police to repeal the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act and replacing it with a new Act and a new set of regulations. This was during a session on Wednesday February 17, 2021.
The Cabinet of Ministers further approved the proposal to include a chapter to cover for the act of proliferation financing in the new Prevention of Terrorism Act.
When presenting the paper, before the Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) detailed out the proposal, the Minister responsible for Internal Affairs, Errol Fonseka, explained that the current Act and regulations are outdated and need to be re-looked at to address primarily the deficiencies within the Seychelles’ counter terrorism and counter terrorist financing legislation and application, the administration of targeted financial sanctions in response to the United Nation’s Security Council Resolutions and related designations and finally, the adoption of appropriate legislation and mechanisms to combat proliferation financing of weapons of mass destructions.
The Office of the Attorney General will commence the drafting works as soon as possible.
In attendance at the said Cabinet meeting were the Commissioner of Police Kishnan Labonte and secretary of state for Finance Patrick Payet.
Press release from the Ministry of Internal Affairs