Criminal Justice, Legal Responses 

The criminal justice sector plays a critical role in combating terrorism. An effective and prevention-focused response to terrorism should include a strong criminal justice element: one that is guided by a normative legal framework and embedded in the core principles of the rule of law, due process, and respect for human rights. The widespread ratification and implementation of the universal legal instruments against terrorism is an essential part of a comprehensive criminal justice response.

Along with relevant GCTF resources, the partner resources highlighted here can contribute to criminal justice approaches to terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism.

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ)˅˄

UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) ˅˄

The Guidelines bring forward the issue of battlefield evidence and address different scenarios in which military personnel may play a role in collecting or processing information that could subsequently be used as evidence.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)˅˄

The FTF manual aims to better equip investigators, judges and prosecutors to address the FTF threat and carry out investigations and prosecutions of associated criminal offences. It contains real-life case studies, in connection with six countries in the Middle East and Europe, together with analytical tables presenting pertinent figures and descriptions.

Global Center on Cooperative Security (GCCS)

The compendium highlights promising prison regime, security, risk assessment, rehabilitation, and reintegration approaches for violent extremist offenders, based on international guidance and national experiences.

This brief provides a critical review of the choices available to prison services in their use of assessment, examining the processes of conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating these frameworks. It aims to ensure that these are appropriate, rights compliant, and sustainable in prisons.

The brief assesses national and regional strategies and policies in Cameroon against the realities experienced by communities affected by Boko Haram and individuals detained on account of their associations and offers recommendations for actors at the community and national levels. For comparative purposes, references to the experience of Niger are included.

Case Studies in Advancing Cooperation Between Governments and Civil Society Concerning the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Individuals Associated With Violent Extremism.

This report seeks to provide an overview of the terrorism challenges in this region and responses thereto while accentuating the important role the supreme court justices play in this process.