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BICI Recommendation 1718 (Implemented)
NSA Reforms - Intelligence Agency, Ombudsman, National Safety situations
To amend the decree establishing the NSA to ensure that the organisation is an intelligence gathering agency without law enforcement and arrest authorities. (b) The NSA should also have an independent office of inspector general to carry out the same internal ―ombudsman functions mentioned above with respect to the MoI. (c) Legislation should be adopted to provide that even during the application of a State of National Safety the arrest of persons should be in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Progress & Actions

Implemented

(a) was implemented by Decree on 28 November 2011. As a result of this decree, the NSA is an intelligence gathering agency with no law enforcement and arrest powers.

(b) the External Legal Experts (see recommendation 1716) have advised on the establishment of the independent inspector general, and have drafted the decree, which was issued on 28 February 2012.

On (c), in response to the request of the National Commission dated 14 December 2011, the cabinet approved legislative amendments that ensure that even in the state of national safety, arrests of persons will be in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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