Human rights

Vacancy Announcement: Communications Consultant – countering narratives

Background information – job specific The Security Council, in its presidential statement of 11 May 2016 (S/PRST/2016/6), requested the Counter-Terrorism Committee, in close consultations with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and other relevant United Nations bodies and international and regional organizations, in particular the CTITF office, as well as interested Member States, to “present [...]

2017-01-27T11:33:38+00:00 Thursday, 26 January 2017|Human rights, Countering violent extremism|

The European Union, UNODC, and CTED partner to support Nigeria to manage individuals associated with Boko Haram

How can a country effectively prosecute, rehabilitate, and reintegrate former terrorists? This is a challenge for several Member States of the United Nations. In the case of Nigeria, it is most pressing with respect to persons associated with Boko Haram – be they suspects, offenders, or individuals who have surrendered. In response to a request [...]

2017-02-16T17:43:40+00:00 Wednesday, 21 December 2016|Legal, Law enforcement, Human rights, Regional focus|

Special meeting of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms

Member States continue to face a significant and growing threat from the abuse of information and communication technologies (ICT), in particular the Internet and social media, for terrorist purposes. In a number of resolutions, the Security Council recognizes this risk, and calls upon Member States to adopt necessary measures to prevent and address the threat [...]

2017-02-16T17:43:48+00:00 Wednesday, 30 November 2016|Human rights, Information and communication technologies|

Special meeting of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms

Member States continue to face a significant and growing threat from the abuse of information and communication technologies (ICT), in particular the Internet and social media, for terrorist purposes. In a number of resolutions, the Security Council recognizes this risk, and calls upon Member States to adopt necessary measures to prevent and address the [...]

2018-02-26T14:13:30+00:00 Tuesday, 15 November 2016|Human rights, Information and communication technologies|

Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with Member States and relevant international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector on “Preventing the Exploitation of Information and Communications Technologies for Terrorist purposes, while Respecting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” United Nations Headquarters, New York, 1 December 2016 Agenda

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2016-12-01T08:32:46+00:00 Tuesday, 15 November 2016|Human rights, Information and communication technologies|

Madrid Guiding Principles – 2015

As part of its work to support the Counter-Terrorism Committee, and as a concrete follow-up to Security Council resolution 2178 (2014), the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) has produced a series of documents on the implementation by Member States of that resolution. Pursuant to Security Council text S/2015/939, this publication provides the complete 35 Madrid guiding principles as a practical tool for Member States to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters.

2016-11-14T12:05:57+00:00 Thursday, 20 October 2016|Human rights, Foreign terrorist fighters|

Global survey of the implementation of Security Council resolution 1624 (2005) by Member States – 2016

As part of its work to support the Counter-Terrorism Committee, and as a concrete follow-up to Security Council resolution 2129 (2013), the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) has produced an updated version of its global survey of the implementation of Security Council resolution 1624 (2005). Pursuant to this resolution, which is aimed primarily at the threat posed by incitement to commit a terrorist act or acts, the present survey considers all operative elements in resolution 1624 (2005), including human rights aspects, identifies trends and developments that have emerged since the last report in 2012, and ends with conclusions and recommendations for its enhanced implementation.

2016-10-20T12:43:29+00:00 Thursday, 20 October 2016|Human rights, Countering violent extremism|

A/HRC/33/28 – Outcome of the panel discussion on the human rights dimensions of preventing and countering violent extremism

The present report is being submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 30/15. It provides a summary of the panel discussion on the human rights dimensions of preventing and countering violent extremism held on 17 March 2016, during the thirty-first session of the Council.

2017-01-26T09:32:55+00:00 Monday, 17 October 2016|Human rights, Countering violent extremism|