The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Focus points

  • Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) 
  • Detention and Reintegration 
  • Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) 
  • Capacity-building in the East Africa Region
  • Capacity-building in the West Africa Region 


Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization

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Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism

Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism

Wednesday 5 April 2017

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia - Around 100 participants from law enforcement agencies (LEAs), the judiciary, civil society, international organizations and GCTF Members discussed how actual and potential preventive efforts by security actors might help to build more trust and strengthen collaboration between governments and civil society actors in their common efforts against terrorism.


The workshop was convened around the GCTF Life Cycle of Radicalisation to Violence Toolkit and covered several perspectives of it, including prevention, disruption, criminal justice responses and rehabilitation of offenders. The workshop also provided an opportunity to exchange good practices, including those produced by the GCTF, and to discuss current challenges for the practical implementation of the GCTF tools of relevance to preventive actions by security actors to counter terrorism.