Criminal Justice and Rule of Law

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group

Co-Chaired by Nigeria and Switzerland, the Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group focuses on the critical role played by the criminal justice sector in combating terrorism, and demonstrates the Forum’s commitment to support rule-of-law based and human rights-compliant approaches. 

The CJ-ROL Working Group focuses on developing and supporting good practices and capacity-building initiatives for an effective and rule of law-based criminal justice sector response to terrorism. Activities are guided by the GCTF’s Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector (Rabat Memorandum), other relevant Framework Documents, and the Working Group’s Work Plan.

Current areas of focus of the CJ-ROL Working Group are:

The GCTF CJ-ROL Working Group was established in 2011, and until September 2017 Co-Chaired by Egypt and the United States (US). In September 2017, GCTF Members decided that the activities of the former GCTF Detention and Reintegration (DR) Working Group will be integrated into the three thematic GCTF Working Groups. The GCTF DR Working Group was active between 2014 and September 2017.