Global Center conducts national study visit in Tunisia with supreme court justices from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
The Global Center, with expert support of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), organized a national study visit in Tunis hosted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tunisia from 15 to 17 June 2015. The visit was conducted by an international delegation comprised of supreme court justices from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa as well as regional and international judicial networks. The national study visit is the first of two visits at the national level for a project entitled “Supporting Senior Judicial Officials in Leading a Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism: Europe, Middle East, and North Africa.” Read More
The Global Center and the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), in collaboration with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), hosted a three-day workshop in Dakar looking at providing a platform to share perspectives, build consensus, and foster cooperation and collaboration toward the protection of the non-profit sector from terrorist abuse. Participants included charities regulators, policymakers, law enforcement and financial intelligence unit officials, and representatives from the non-profit sector across West Africa, as well as officials from international and regional organizations active in this field. Discussions focused on issues related to relevant international standards and regional implementation, risk assessment, information gathering and investigation, outreach to the non-profit sector and the financial services sector, and NPO perspectives on governance, management, and operations. Read More
Strengthening Rule of Law Responses to Counter Violent Extremism: What Role for Civil Society in South Asia?
This policy brief reflects on the contributions made by civil society actors and explores opportunities for civil society to support cooperative regional efforts to respond to terrorism and violent extremism in the region. Following an overview of the limitations and challenges faced by civil society actors in the region, it offers a set of recommendations for policymakers and practitioners with a view to informing the design and implementation of programming to prevent violent extremism and terrorism in South Asia. Read More
This report outlines ideas for strategies, programs, and initiatives that can be implemented to prevent and counter violent extremism in the Greater Horn of Africa and increase human security and community resilience. Suggestions include training officials and frontline practitioners to enhance their engagement with communities, improving service delivery and reform of the security and criminal justice sectors, introducing disengagement and reintegration programs, promoting subregional cooperation and information sharing, fostering youth leadership, engaging the media and the private sector, and strengthening the capacity of and engagement with civil society actors. Read More