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Monday, 1 December 2003
Page: 23267

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Representatives Assembled in Parliament:

We, the citizens of Australia, note the practice of suicide bombing as a crime against humanity. Therefore, we call on the House to act immediately to facilitate a debate at the next United Nations conference to prohibit suicide bombing.

We suggest a version of such a convention:

1. To define suicide bombing as a crime that should be prosecuted and punished by the appropriate international courts of justice.

2. Prohibit any ideological, political, religious and other types of propaganda or any activities, which could be conducive to the creation of suicide bombers.

3. Each country should adopt a law, which ensures unconditional implementation of the above paragraphs 1 and 2.

4. Any country that will not observe or refuse to sign the convention should be subjected to severe political, economic and military sanctions, specified by inter-nat-ional laws of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

by Mr Danby (from 394 citizens)