UN Security Council Adopts Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters
A list of events facilitated by the Global Center in connection with the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
Preventing Violent Extremism in Burkina Faso/Prévention de l’extrémisme violent au Burkina Faso
Training on Economic Crime and Multiagency Cooperation

Latest Events

Opportunities and Challenges: Implementing Rule of Law-based Counterterrorism Programs in Africa

25 September 2014 | New York, NY

The Institute for Security Studies and the Global Center hosted a roundtable discussion to explore how governments across the African continent are collaborating with civil society and the international community to more effectively address threats posed by terrorism in accordance with the rule of law. The discussion opened with an overview of the developmental challenges in Africa, particularly those related to corruption and terrorism. Criminal justice responses which do not conform to the rule of law and international principles, such as arbitrary detention, illegal extradition, and torture were identified as counterproductive approaches that could potentially drive further extremism. Read More

Strengthening Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Efforts to Address the Threat Posed by Foreign Terrorist Fighters

24 September 2014 | New York, NY

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) and the Global Center co-hosted a lunchtime discussion focusing on criminal justice and rule of law efforts to address the challenges posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). A keynote address was given by John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Speakers reflected on the criminal justice components of resolution 2178, which calls on states to strengthen domestic criminal legislation to prosecute FTFs and to undertake various steps to improve international cooperation, such as by sharing information on criminal investigations, interdictions and prosecutions. Read More

Latest Publications

Managing, Rehabilitating, and Reintegrating Violent Extremist Offenders

The Rome and Sydney Memoranda adopted by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) provide authorities with a set of good practices and strategies when handling the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremists and the management of violent extremist detainees. To help support the GCTF’s new Detention and Reintegration Working Group, co-chaired by the governments of Australia and Indonesia, and further advance the implementation of the Rome and Sydney Memoranda, the Global Center will organize four regional workshops in 2015 and 2016 with support from the U.S. Department of State. The workshops will focus on priority issues identified by the working group, including for example the importance of training and capacity building for prison staff and the role of psychologists, educators, social workers, religious scholars, families, and communities in both rehabilitation and reintegration. Read More

Strengthening Support to Victims of Terrorism

While attention in the media and public discourse in the aftermath of terrorist attacks often focuses on the perpetrators and governmental countermeasures, victims and survivors of terrorism are obviously the most directly affected. To further advance implementation of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Madrid Memorandum on Good Practices for Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings and its plan of action, the Global Center will organize two regional workshops in 2014-2015 with support from the U.S. Department of State, in close cooperation with the GCTF Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. These workshops will be convened in South and Southeast Asia and are intended to raise awareness regarding the importance of supporting victims of terrorism and existing mechanisms and good practices that can be drawn upon in providing such support. Read More