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Amal Al Qubaisi stresses importance of parliamentarians' role in protecting national sovereignty

posted on 24/10/2016: 1170 views

GENEVA: Voicing her concern about a recently passed law by the US Congress, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), has urged parliamentarians to protect the sovereignty of states and prevent their being subjected to other countries' judiciary systems.

She added that a number of coordinating meetings had been held at the levels of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States (GCC), Arab and Islamic states to unify the positions on an emergency issue submitted by the GCC bloc, in coordination with the UAE FNC and the Saudi Shura Council, to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

"This is a clear response to the JASTA Act, issued recently by the US Congress, and seen as infringing on all United Nations and international conventions," the FNC speaker said. "It is time for the parliamentarians to tackle whatever violates the sovereignty of our countries, and world at large", she said.

Dr. Al Qubaisi made the remarks after holding meetings with the heads of the GCC, Arab and Islamic states' parliamentary delegations, on the sidelines of the 135th session of IPU and 199th session of the Governing Council of IPU in Geneva.

Dr. Al Qubaisi said she held discussions with Saber Chowdhury, President of IPU, on the need to represent Yemen's parliament with one delegation that represents the legitimacy in Yemen, to restore security and stability to the country.

She also stressed the importance of raising a motion in IPU meetings, so the world's largest parliamentary gathering adopts it to defend countries from being held responsible by the rulings of courts in other countries. This can compromise national sovereignty, international peace and security, Dr. Al Qubaisi warned.

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is a law passed by the United States Congress that narrows the scope of the legal doctrine of foreign sovereign immunity. It amends the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act in regards to civil claims against a foreign state for injuries, deaths, or damages from acts of international terrorism. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -


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