About the GCTF

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counterterrorism platform. It is small, nimble, inclusive, and consensus-based. Its overarching mission is to reduce the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by mobilizing expertise and resources to prevent, combat, and prosecute terrorist acts and counter incitement and recruitment to terrorism. 

The Forum brings together policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share experiences and expertise, and to develop practical, publicly available tools and strategies on how to prevent and counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is currently co-chaired by Canada and Morocco. 

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Harmonizing MLA in East and West Africa

Harmonizing MLA in East and West Africa

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) is leading efforts to harmonize the processing of mutual legal assistance (MLA) and extradition requests in East and West Africa. Working with Central Authority practitioners, the IIJ is delivering sustainable impact in an area that is crucial for effective international judicial cooperation.

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The GCTF Rabat Memorandum Travels the World

The GCTF Rabat Memorandum Travels the World

Since 2014, the world’s largest regional organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has been promoting the use of the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector, a GCTF Framework Document.

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Healing in the prisons of Mali

Healing in the prisons of Mali

In Mali, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports the creation of community structures to resolve conflicts, generates economic opportunities through cooperatives, and works on the reintegration and socialization of prisoners. This story demonstrates the role of art in healing trauma and encouraging self-expression. Read more »
Mentoring to prevent radicalization in Nigeria

Mentoring to prevent radicalization in Nigeria

Since 2016, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, has been funding community initiatives in Nigeria. This includes supporting conflict resolution programing providing tangible skills for social and economic advancement. Tersoo’s story demonstrates the value of mentorship in creating a new path outside of violence. Read more »
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