Criminal Justice and Rule of Law
The Global Center’s Criminal Justice and Rule of Law program strives to build the capacity of criminal justice actors to prevent and respond to transnational security challenges by bridging the gap between policy and practice. The Global Center’s approach to programming combines analytical rigor, practical experience and expertise, context sensitivity, and inclusive stakeholder engagement to support strategic, effective, and locally owned justice and security policies and practices. Through a range of multidisciplinary capacity development initiatives, the Global Center has fostered collaborative working relationships across a vast network of policy makers, scholar-practitioners, governments, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society experts. By expanding its in-house training expertise, the Global Center has also established itself as a provider of innovative and accessible practitioner learning and guidance materials. Its contributions to international, regional, and national strategic policy have positioned the Global Center as a trusted interlocutor and facilitator of dialogue, experience sharing, and multilateral policy and practice development.
The Role of the UN in Promoting and Strengthening the Rule of Law and Good Governance in Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
The Republic of Turkey hosted the third workshop in the “International Process on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation” series, cosponsored by Turkey, Costa Rica, Japan, Slovakia, and Switzerland and supported by CGCC. This meeting, which included some 55 experts representing states, multilateral bodies, and civil society from around the world, focused on the UN role in promoting and strengthening the rule of law and good governance in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Read More
Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute hosted a discussion of two new publications from CGCC: “Handbook on Human Rights Compliance While Countering Terrorism” by Alex Conte and “Human Rights and the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Hopes and Challenges” by Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar, and Jason Ipe. Participants also included EJ Flynn, a senior human rights officer with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, and Margaret Satterthwaite, assistant professor at New York University Law School and a member of the advisory panel to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism. Read More
Human Rights and the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Hopes and Challenges
This report addresses the challenge of ensuring that the human rights–based approach to combating terrorism enshrined in the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy is mainstreamed through the relevant UN and regional bodies and programs and at the national level. It provides specific recommendations on what the United Nations, region and subregional bodies, and civil society can do to carry forward the human rights elements of the Strategy. Read More
This handbook provides practical guidance to decision-makers on what human rights compliance means and how it is to be achieved in the context of counterterrorism law and practice. Read More