Foreign terrorist fighters

Battlefield and digital evidence crucial factor in successful prosecution of foreign terrorist fighters – CTED, UNODC, and IAP launch practical guide to help Member States

A vital part of global counter-terrorism efforts is the promotion of effective rule of law-based criminal-justice responses. In practice, however, Member States face significant challenges in their attempts to obtain admissible evidence that can be used to help prosecute and secure the convictions of terrorist suspects in judicial proceedings.The situation of foreign terrorist fighters [...]

2018-10-17T11:21:28+00:00 Thursday, 27 September 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Foreign terrorist fighters|

CTED participates in World Summit on Counter-Terrorism

The 18th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) took place 3-6 September 2018 in Herzliya, Israel. Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), delivered one of three keynote addresses. Although it was the first time she participated in her current capacity, it was the [...]

2018-09-15T09:56:32+00:00 Friday, 14 September 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Foreign terrorist fighters|

Transformed into covert network, ISIL is still not defeated in Iraq and Syria, says UN report

Despite significant territorial losses by ISIL (Da’esh) in both Iraq and Syria, an estimated 20,000 fighters may still be present in the area, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General (S/2018/770). Addressing the Security Council in an open meeting on the Secretary-General’s report and on threats to international peace and security cause [...]

CTED conducts focused visit to Australia

On 16-19 July 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, undertook a visit to Australia. Following the Committee’s initial assessment of July 2009, this was a focused visit concentrating on Australia’s implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2396 (2017), and other relevant Council [...]

CTED conducts follow-up assessment visit to Georgia

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, conducted a visit to Georgia from 16 to 18 July 2018. This was in follow-up to the Committee’s initial visit of September 2007 and focused on progress made by Georgia in implementing the Committee’s 2007 visit recommendations, as well as on [...]

2018-08-01T12:17:16+00:00 Thursday, 19 July 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Foreign terrorist fighters|

New CTED Trends Report stresses challenges stemming from returning and relocating foreign terrorist fighters

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) today issued its latest Trends Report.1 Titled “The Challenge of Returning and Relocating Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Research Perspectives,” the report outlines a number of issues United Nations Member States are facing related to foreign terrorist fighters. The current wave of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) shows clear differences compared to [...]

2018-04-11T10:23:23+00:00 Wednesday, 11 April 2018|Foreign terrorist fighters, Research|

CTED conducts focused visit to Switzerland

Acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, its Executive Directorate (CTED) conducted a three-day focused visit to Switzerland from 27 February to 1 March 2018. The aim of the visit was to discuss Switzerland’s progress in implementing Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), and Council resolution 2178 (2014), on stemming the flow [...]

CTED conducts follow-up visit to Greece

Acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, its Executive Directorate (CTED) conducted a three-day follow-up visit to Greece from 30 January to 1 February 2018. The aim of the visit was to discuss Greece’s progress in implementing Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), and 2178 (2014), on stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters [...]

2018-03-27T15:34:31+00:00 Thursday, 1 February 2018|Foreign terrorist fighters|