CGCC Founder and Director Alistair Millar spoke to U.S. Senate and House staff members working on international security issues. He started with an overview of CGCC work in South Asia to provide training for the region’s police officers, prosecutors, and judges on issues related to interview and interrogation, the handling of sensitive evidence relevant to national security concerns, and effective implementation of domestic counterterrorism legislation. He also detailed CGCC efforts in East Africa, highlighting the development and training of a law enforcement network in member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development with the goals of fostering communication, developing trust, and sharing the common vision of moving forward with a counterterrorism strategy based on the respect of human rights and the rule of law. He concluded by discussing CGCC’s project in East Africa to help strengthen the capacity of countries in the subregion to counter and prevent terrorism financing through targeted processes of cooperation and technical assistance. The meeting was convened under the Stimson Center’s Security for a New Century project.
11 August 2011 | U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington DC