Terrorism Policy Case Study

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Existing Policy
France (Allie)
Article 421-1 of France’s Penal Code states that “all acts of terrorism are now autonomous offences liable to increased penalties . . . terrorist offences are subject to specific procedural rules which include the centralization of investigation, prosecution, and trial within a single jurisdiction made up of specialist members of the judiciary with competence for the whole of France,” (“Terrorism”). In 2006 France implemented the Anti-Terrorism Act which allows for any “persons or entities that commit or attempt to commit terrorist acts may have their assets frozen” (“Terrorism”) by the government. This policy follows the EU and UN anti-terrorist policies which also have policies for asset-freezing measures.
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er the Ministry of Defense:
Counter-terrorism Unit at the Directorate General of External Security (DSGE, direction generale de la securite exterieure)
Directorate on Military Intelligence (DRM, direction du renseignement militaire)
Directorate on Defense Protection and Security (DSPD, direction de la protection et de la sécurité de la défénse) Intelligence Agencies under the Ministry of Finance: Service Against the Laundering of Capital and Financing of Terrorism (TRACFIN, cellule de traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins) National Directorate on Customs Intelligence and Investigations (DNRED, direction nationale du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières) Intelligence Agency under the Ministry of the Interior:
Central Domestic Intelligence Directorate (DCRI, direction centrale du renseignment interieur) Judicial Police (DCPJ, direction centrale police judiciaire) Other agencies
Anti-Terrorist Coordination Unit (UCLAT, unite de coordination de la lutte anti-terroriste) UCLAT Anti-Terrorist Brigade (BLAT, bridage de lutte anti-terroriste) National Intelligence Council (CNR, conseil national du renseignment) National Gendarmerie Action Group (GIGN, groupe d’intervention de la gendarmerie nationale) Research, Assistance, Intervention and Deterrence (RAID) Vigipirate
France also works internationally with a number of international organizations: Belgium (Allie) Like France, Belgium also has a number of units that
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