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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 5

    Promote criminal procedure rules, rules of evidence, and justice system reforms to meet the challenges presented in terrorism cases. In line with GCTF’s The Hague Memorandum on the Good Practices f... Read More

  • Recommendation 6

    Foster public understanding, and inclusiveness in the development of national counter terrorism policies and framework. Parliamentarians play a key role in developing public opinion, and are theref... Read More

  • Recommendation 7

    Engage civil society in the formation, development and implementation of national counter terrorism strategy. Local civil society is at the frontline of communities and, therefore, constitutes a ba... Read More

  • Recommendation 8

    Allocate sufficient budget to maximize the use of government resources to support national counter terrorism strategy implementation. Parliamentarians play a central role in approving public expend... 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