2002 AS Berlin bigThe Berlin Declaration resolutely condemned all acts of terrorism, whatever their motivations or origin, and underlined the solidarity of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in the struggle against terrorism. The Declaration reminded all OSCE participating States that any measures that may restrict human rights and fundamental freedoms in response to terrorism have to fully respect international law and relevant OSCE commitments.

The Assembly stressed the need for the international community to look into the root causes often underlying terrorist acts, these being the political, economic and social inequalities prevailing in the world. The Declaration also called upon the governments of participating States to revise the Bucharest Plan of Action for Combating Terrorism by including provisions relating to the impact of terrorism on women, and by recognizing the need for increased participation of women in the process of conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

The Assembly strongly urged the government of Belarus to co-operate with the OSCE in facilitating compliance with OSCE commitments. The Declaration urged the government of Moldova and the Transdniestrian leadership to resume their contact and dialogue and to show the necessary political will to define mutually acceptable arrangements for a comprehensive settlement on the status of Transdniestria within the recognized borders of the Republic of Moldova.

On the issue of combating trafficking in human beings, the Declaration requested that OSCE participating states take appropriate counter-measures including adoption and implementation of legislation guaranteeing effective criminal prosecution.The Resolution on anti-Semitic violence resolutely condemned the alarming escalation of anti-Semitic violence in the OSCE region. The Resolution urged all States to make public statements recognizing violence against Jews and Jewish cultural properties as anti-Semitic, as well as to issue strong, public declarations condemning these acts.