Recommendations outlined in this document are intended to inform and guide States as they develop or consider broadening the scope of existing alternative measures to include individuals charged with or convicted of terrorism-related offenses. One of the overarching objectives of these recommendations is to have States develop tailored interventions that address the specific circumstances and problems of the individual offenders. Such an approach towards offenders charged with, or convicted of, terrorism-related offenses will more effectively address the changing profile of the offenders.
With many States starting to have initial discussions about expanding their criminal justice response to terrorism to include offering alternative measures, there is a need to share information and exchange best practices. It is particularly important for States, international, regional, and multilateral entities, as well as non-governmental organizations, to conduct research and share data on the use of alternative measures in terrorism-related offenses in order to develop effective policies and efforts. Finally, these recommendations are accompanied by a list of existing reference documents, which States can consult as they develop or refine alternative measures for individuals charged with, or convicted of, terrorism-related offenses.