The Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

While the nexus may manifest itself differently in different contexts, links between terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) can have global consequences. It is therefore important to take stock of the measures taken at various levels and the experiences of the people and organizations in the field.

The Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative, led by the Netherlands and implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) under the auspices of the GCTF, developed the The Hague Good Practices on the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism, which can serve as the basis for international engagement, assistance and training to address the potential challenge posed by the nexus between terrorism and transnational organized crime, and which can help authorities at the global, national and local level to address this problem. The document was endorsed at the Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in New York in September 2018.

The Good Practices document is based on discussions held with government officials, international, national and regional organizations’ representatives, members of the academicians, experts, and other relevant stakeholders during four regional meetings. These meetings were held in Algiers, Tirana, Singapore (INTERPOL), and Nairobi, focusing respectively on the following regions: West Africa and the Sahel, the Balkans, Southeast and South Asia, and the Horn of Africa and East Africa.

Policy Toolkit on The Hague Good Practices on the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

The Netherlands will launch a Policy Toolkit in view of operationalizing the GCTF The Hague Good Practices on the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism. The toolkit will provide local practitioners, policymakers as well as other (governmental) experts, a practical tool for the use and implementation of the good practices to address the challenge of the nexus in various regions. The aim is to launch the Toolkit at the Fifteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee. The toolkit will be developed in collaboration with UNICRI.