Foreign terrorist fighters

Heads of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Bodies conclude trilateral joint consultations with Spain and strengthen partnership to support victims of terrorism

PRESS RELEASE Madrid, 14 February 2018 – On Thursday, a high-level delegation composed of the heads of the main counter-terrorism bodies at the United Nations concluded high-level consultations in Spain at the invitation of the Government. The consultations sought to strengthen the partnership between the United Nations and Spain to support victims of terrorism, and [...]

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee adopts Addendum to principles on foreign fighters

On 27 December 2018, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) formally adopted Addendum to the so-called Madrid Guiding Principles. Designed as a practical tool to assist Member States in stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), the original principles were identified at a Special meeting by the CTC held in Madrid [...]

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee holds Special meeting to revise principles on foreign fighters

On 13 December 2018, The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held a Special meeting in New York on "Security Council resolution 2396 (2017): review of the Madrid Guiding Principles." Adopted in 2015, the Madrid Guiding Principles consists of 35 practical tools to assist States in stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) [...]

Qatar and CTED hold joint briefing on Doha Forum on returning foreign terrorist fighters

Ahead of a review of the so-called Madrid Guiding Principles on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), the Permanent Mission of Qatar and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) jointly organized a briefing related to this theme. Held at the United Nations in New York on 4 December 2018, the discussion offered participants involved [...]

Briefing by the Permanent Mission of Qatar and CTED on “Perspectives of the Global Research Network and the Forum on returning foreign terrorist fighters in advance of the review of the #MadridGuidingPrinciples”: 4 December at 4:00pm

4/12/2018 Time: 04:00-06:00pm Location: United Nations headquarters in Conference Room 11 Ahead of the Counter-Terrorism Committee review of the principles on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), its Executive Directorate (CTED) together with the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations will organize a briefing related to this review. “Perspectives of CTED’s Global Research Network (GRN) [...]

CTC Chair holds open briefing ahead of review of the Madrid Guiding Principles on foreign terrorist fighters

On 20 November 2018, the Chair of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) held an open briefing to the wider membership of the United Nations. The purpose was to discuss thematic priorities of relevance ahead of a Special meeting by the CTC on Security Council resolution 2396 (2017) and a review of the so-called [...]

CTED and Global Center convene civil society meeting ahead of review of the Madrid Guiding Principles on foreign terrorist fighters

On 19 November 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Global Center on Cooperative Security convened an interactive briefing for civil society organizations ahead of the review process of the Madrid Guiding Principles on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). A review of these principles will be the focus of a Special meeting of [...]

CTC special meeting to review principles on foreign terrorist fighters: 13 December at 10:00am

In its resolution 2396, adopted in December 2017, the Security Council requested the Committee, with the support of CTED, to review the 2015 Madrid Guiding Principles in light of the evolving threat posed by FTFs, particularly returning or relocating foreign terrorist fighters and their families, and other principal gaps that may hinder States’ abilities to appropriately detect, interdict, and where possible prosecute, rehabilitate, and reintegrate FTF returnees and relocators and their families, as well as to continue to identify new good practices.

United Nations Security Council briefed by Chairs of its committees on counter-terrorism

Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, H.E. Meza-Cuadra, Ambassador of Peru to the United Nations, briefing the Security Council As terrorist groups and their ever-evolving tactics become increasingly diffuse and creative, United Nations counter-terrorism bodies – including the Security Council’s committees established to counter the threat – must also remain flexible and adapt [...]

2018-10-21T01:47:14+00:00 Thursday, 4 October 2018|Legal, Foreign terrorist fighters|