International, regional, and subregional cooperation

“Collection, use, and sharing of evidence for the purposes of criminal prosecution in terrorism cases”

Member States face significant challenges in their efforts to obtain admissible evidence that can be used to help prosecute and secure the convictions of terrorist suspects in judicial proceedings – a key component of rule of law-based criminal-justice responses to terrorism – a challenge that becomes particularly acute when it comes to foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). The prosecution of FTFs may depend on the use of Internet-based evidence, information collected by time military, or may require forms of judicial cooperation that are not provided for in established legal frameworks. It is therefore essential to develop practical standards aimed at ensuring that information retrieved meets the legal threshold for admissibility as evidence in judicial proceedings.

2018-09-15T15:15:15+00:00 Saturday, 15 September 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Press release: Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies and Kenya renew joint commitment to address terrorism

(Nairobi, 31 July 2018) Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), today concluded a joint visit to Kenya at the invitation of the Government. They were accompanied by Mr. Alexander Avanessov, Global Programme [...]

CTED conducts follow-up assessment visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, conducted a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan from 23 to 25 July 2018. This was in follow-up to the Committee’s initial visit of October 2009, and focused on progress made by Azerbaijan in implementing the Committee’s 2009 visit recommendations, as [...]

Press release: Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies conclude joint visit to Nigeria

(Abuja, 26 July 2018) Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), today concluded a joint visit to Nigeria at the invitation of the Government. They were accompanied by Mr. Alexander Avanessov, Global Programme [...]

CTED hosts roundtable discussion with leading human rights experts

On 24 July 2018, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) hosted a roundtable discussion with leading international and regional human rights experts. The gathering took place on the margins of the Eighth Inter-Mechanisms Meeting, which was held in New York on 23 July 2018. It was organized by the World Organisation Against Torture [...]

2018-08-01T12:25:25+00:00 Tuesday, 24 July 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Human rights|