International, regional, and subregional cooperation

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.

Counter-Terrorism Committee adopts updated post-visit guidelines

On 8 October 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) of the Security Council adopted updated guidelines on substance and procedure. With the purpose of streamlining and enhancing its work, the Committee’s updated guidelines will shorten the time frames for drafting and reviewing country assessment reports.   In terms of substance, these guidelines establish a new document [...]

2018-10-17T11:54:19+00:00 Wednesday, 17 October 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

Kenya and Ethiopia share cross-border peace initiative experiences on the margins of UNGA

On 1 October 2018, representatives from the Governments of Ethiopia and Kenya shared experiences from a cross-border peace initiative that aims to prevent violent extremism and conflict in border regions. Addressing the nexus between security and development bodies by focusing on resilience building, fighting marginalization, and emphasizing the role of youth and women, the [...]

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|

“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.

2018-09-21T18:02:30+00:00 Saturday, 15 September 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|