Supreme Court Determination Mandates Special Majority and Referendum Requirements for Anti-Terrorism Bill Passage

February 20, 2024

The Supreme Court has issued its determination on the Anti-Terrorism Bill today, sending a clear directive to the Speaker of the House.

In its decision, the Court stipulated that certain clauses within the bill must be approved by a special majority, while others require both a special majority and a referendum unless amendments proposed by the Court are implemented.

The ruling underscores the complexity and sensitivity surrounding the proposed legislation, which aims to address pressing security concerns while safeguarding civil liberties. The Supreme Court's intervention highlights the importance of ensuring that any measures adopted to combat terrorism adhere to constitutional principles and respect fundamental rights.

The decision now places the onus on lawmakers to carefully consider the Court's recommendations and navigate the legislative process accordingly.