Strengthening the Case: Good Criminal Justice Practices to Counter Terrorism
Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Community Resilience in the Greater Horn of Africa

Latest Events

East Africa Regional Workshop for the Judiciary on the GCTF’s Good Practices for the Adjudication of Terrorism Offences

8-10 July 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya

The Global Center held a three-day workshop for judicial officials to advance the implementation of the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s (GCTF) Hague Memorandum on Good Practices on the Role of the Judiciary in Adjudicating Terrorism Offences within a Rule of Law Framework. The workshop was conducted in partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Security Sector Program and the Kenya Judiciary Training Institute, under auspices of the GCTF. The principal objectives of the convening were to provide a regionally-focused discussion on issues across the breadth of The Hague Memorandum for the judiciary and compile a regionally-specific elaboration of the good practices and lessons learned for future reference and use by local, regional, and global stakeholders. The workshop assessed the challenges associated with handling terrorism cases in the East African region, reflected on the good practices within the unique judicial environment of the participating countries, and considered a broad range of legal tools, training opportunities, and strategies to achieve their implementation. Read More

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in South and Central Asia: The Role of Civil Society

23-25 June 2015 | Istanbul, Turkey

With a view to advancing the Action Agenda laid out by international actors at White House CVE Summit in February 2015, the Global Center organized a three-day workshop in Istanbul, Turkey to support inter- and intra- regional civil society cooperation to prevent and counter violent extremism. Participants were invited to share their expertise and experienced in developing more contextually tailored understanding of local, national and regional drivers of violent extremism; map ongoing CVE or CVE-related activities and identify priority needs; and identify concrete ideas for action in the region. Read More

Latest Publications

Does CVE Work? Lessons Learned from the Global Effort to Counter Violent Extremism

This report asks, “Does CVE work?” In elaborating a response, the report provides a brief primer on CVE, which is often criticized for lacking coherence as a field. It reviews publicly available evaluation research on CVE to derive lessons from the past, which pertain to government efforts to engage communities for the purpose of CVE. It then analyses how those evaluations, and related efforts to learn from experience, have impacted the evolution of CVE which has, in general, become better focused on the risk of extremist behavior over time. In turn, the report reviews the state of the art in evaluating CVE measures and makes the case for systematizing our understanding and practice of CVE. Read More

Strengthening the Case: Good Criminal Justice Practices to Counter Terrorism

This report presents the findings of a Global Center assessment of national implementation of rule of law-based criminal justice measures to counter terrorism in Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. It highlights trends, challenges, and opportunities for implementing the good practices of the Rabat Memorandum and for leveraging these practices to more effectively counter terrorism while promoting and protecting human rights. Read More