CTED presents directory of good practices relevant to incitement to commit terrorist acts
20 December 2010
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) presented on 16 December an international directory of good practices, codes and standards aimed at assisting Member States in the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1624 (2005), which requests States to prohibit and prevent incitement to commit terrorist acts.
The directory is the first reference tool CTED distributes on incitement to commit terrorist acts, extremism and radicalization leading to violence, which are issues of serious concern to the international community. The Security Council has reaffirmed the importance of dealing with incitement to counter terrorism in resolution 1963, adopted on 20 December. The resolution also extends the mandate of the Executive Directorate for three years to 31 December 2013. Introduced by CTED Executive Director Mike Smith, the directory aims to provide assistance and guidance to States in addressing issues related to incitement.
Good practices from different United Nations entities, and international and regional organizations, are included in the compilation. The directory covers such topics as the criminalization of incitement, border controls, safe havens, passenger security, dialogue among civilizations, and the prevention of acts of terrorism.