Supporting Victims of Terrorism

The GCTF has made supporting victims of terrorism and amplifying their voices a key objective from its inception and has taken a number of concrete actions on behalf of victims of terrorism. The GCTF has adopted several documents that address victims of terrorism, including the Madrid Declaration on Victims of Terrorism and a Plan of Action on Victims of Terrorism

The Madrid Memorandum on Good Practices for Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings sets forth a non-binding but internationally recognized set of measures states should take to assist victims, from coordinating services in the aftermath of an attack to employing trained victim-assistance professionals to ensure that victims and their families can follow and participate in legal proceedings against terrorism suspects.