The UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Government of Uganda, in cooperation with CGCC, launched the first in a series of subregional workshops with East African police and prosecutors on effectively countering terrorism and bringing terrorists to justice.
During the three-day meeting, law enforcement officers and prosecutors from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda discussed practical ways to enhance domestic and cross-border criminal justice cooperation to prevent and counter terrorism. Experts from CTED, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the African Union’s African Centre for Research and Studies on Terrorism (ACRST/CAERT), the Inter-governmental Authority on Development’s Security Sector Programme, INTERPOL, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, CGCC and the Institute for Security Studies, also participated in the program.
The workshop was hosted by the government of Uganda and undertaken with the support of the governments of Australia and New Zealand. The meeting series will serve as a platform to facilitate dialogue among East African states for enhancing the level and quality of their cooperation and mutual assistance in countering terrorism.