The government wants to protect society from disruption owing to a or crisis. With its National Security Strategy, it is examining the threats, how to prevent them.
National security is at stake when one or more of our country’s vital interests are threatened.
The government of Liberia is doing everything it can to prevent a terrorist attack. The NSA monitors potential terrorists, promptly identifies individuals who may be becoming radicalized and provides at-risk people and buildings with additional security.
Security of potential targets
The NSA takes security measures to protect people and organizations that could become the target of attacks. This reduces the chance of a terrorist attack.
Terrorists go through a radicalization process before turning to violence. Teachers and youth workers try to recognize this and report their suspicions to the police and criminal justice authorities, if necessary. Neighborhood teams from the police play an important role in this process. In this way, it is possible to stop radicalization in time and prevent it from leading to terrorism.
The penalties for individuals involved in terrorism are severe. This applies not only to people who carry out attacks but also to those who are planning to do so. For example, planning an attack or completing a terrorist training program are also criminal offenses.
Measures used by NSA to Prevent and Combat Terrorism
We resolve to undertake the following measures to prevent and combat terrorism, in particular by denying terrorists access to the means to carry out their attacks, to their targets and to the desired impact of their attacks:
- To refrain from organizing, instigating, facilitating, participating in, financing, encouraging or tolerating terrorist activities and to take appropriate practical measures to ensure that our respective territories are not used for terrorist installations or training camps, or for the preparation or organization of terrorist acts intended to be committed against other States or their citizens.
- To cooperate fully in the fight against terrorism, in accordance with our obligations under international law, in order to find, deny safe haven and bring to justice, on the basis of the principle to extradite or prosecute, any person who supports, facilitates, participates or attempts to participate in the financing, planning, preparation or perpetration of terrorist acts or provides safe havens.
- To ensure the prosecution or extradition of perpetrators of terrorist acts, in accordance with the relevant provisions of national and international law, in particular human rights law, refugee law and international humanitarian law. We will endeavor to conclude and implement to that effect mutual judicial assistance and extradition agreements, and to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement agencies.
- To intensify cooperation, as appropriate, in exchanging timely and accurate information concerning the prevention and combating of terrorism.
- To strengthen coordination and cooperation among States in combating crimes that might be connected with terrorism, including drug trafficking in all its aspects, illicit arms trade etc.