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Introduction / Summary

Terrorism is a global phenomenon that presents a direct and multi-faceted threat to human security. States have a responsibility to protect populations from terrorism-related threats, which requires actions taken consistent with human rights and the rule of law. Legislatures bear a primary responsibility in the establishment of such a framework. An engaged and independent legislative body is a critical element in developing a legitimate and comprehensive counter terrorism (CT) strategy that ensures an effective response to terrorism including with necessary oversight measures to protect human rights.

Good Practices Breakdown

  • Recommendation 1

    Incorporate the requirements of international and regional instruments against terrorism into domestic law and enact timely anti-terrorism laws while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms. ... Read More

  • Recommendation 2

    Investigate the sources of terrorism, including radicalisation of individuals, the financing of terrorism, and typologies of terrorism.  With their broad experiences and role as representative... Read More

  • Recommendation 3

    Establish effective justice sector institutions and interagency bodies. Justice sector institutions are typically based on organic laws that establish the parameters of their authority. Interagency... Read More

  • Recommendation 4

    Set investigative tools within the rule of law. The mandate of authorities vested with investigative responsibilities should be based on clear rule of law foundations and accountability. This conce... 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