Introduction / Summary

A strong and independent judiciary that fairly and expeditiously adjudicates terrorism and other national security offenses is critical for public confidence in the legitimacy of judicial institutions, is an effective deterrent to terrorism, and minimizes the risk of violations of fundamental human rights.

Good Practices Breakdown

  • Good Practice 1

    Identify and Assign Specially Trained Judges States should consider the use of specially-trained judges to adjudicate terrorism and other national security offenses. In most instances it is prefera... Read More

  • Good Practice 2

    Support the Use of Continuous Trials in Terrorism and other National Security Cases A fair and expeditious criminal trial is a fundamental component of a functioning, effective justice system and a... Read More

  • Good Practice 3

    Develop Effective Trial Management Standards As a general principle, judicial trial management is the key element to ensuring that the parties are prepared to proceed, the trial commences as schedu... Read More

  • Good Practice 4

    Support Special Measures to Protect Victims and Witnesses in the Trial Process8 The traditional rules of procedure designed to support due process of law and the public perception of a fair trial p... Read More

Latest Initiatives

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This section will be used to highlight key initiatives being led by governments around the world which are advancing the GCTF’s lifecycle initiative