Countering incitement to commit terrorist acts on the agenda of Jeddah meeting
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a meeting, with the cooperation of CTED, on countering incitement to commit terrorist acts and enhancing cultural dialogue. The event took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 28 to 30 May 2013.
Security Council resolution 1624 (2005) is concerned with the prohibition and prevention of incitement to commit acts of terrorism. It addresses several aspects of the issue that go beyond the relevant legislation: strengthened border security; enhanced dialogue and understanding among civilizations; measures to counter incitement motivated by extremism and intolerance; and the prevention of the subversion of educational, cultural and religious institutions.
During the three-day event, representatives from the OIC Member States and international and regional organizations discussed the existing international legal frameworks governing incitement to commit terrorist acts, identified new developments in the area and exchanged views on the challenges encountered by States in implementing the resolution. They also referred to the need to respect human rights and the rule of law when combating terrorism.
The Secretary General of the OIC, Mr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, reiterated that the organization is determined to combat incitement in cooperation with the international community.
Mr. Ahmed Seif El-Dawla, CTED Chief of Section, acknowledged the efforts undertaken by the OIC in this regard and expressed CTED's readiness to continue enhancing its dialogue with the organization to counter incitement and prevent terrorism.
The Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate engage with international and regional organizations throughout the year and in different forums, like the meeting in Jeddah, in order join forces to assist Member States in the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005).