Criminal Justice and Rule of Law
Through its criminal justice programming, the Global Center works to strengthen the capacity of justice and security providers—and those who hold them accountable—to provide for community security, human rights, and the rule of law. By promoting collaborative working relationships among policymakers, scholar-practitioners, governmental justice and security agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society, the Global Center strives to foster trust and collaboration in achieving rule of law goals.
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