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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 9

    Oversee law enforcement and intelligence services to secure citizens’ rights. Independent oversight of justice and security sector bodies requires a parliamentary committee to carry out its mandate... Read More

  • Recommendation 10

    Balance effective oversight, operational security, and the benefits of public disclosure. Disclosure of information to the public is beneficial for transparency as it builds the public’s trust in t... Read More

  • Recommendation 11

    Promote inter-parliamentary exchange of information and cooperation. Terrorism is a global challenge with a strong transnational dimension. Parliamentarians play a role in developing and supporting... 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