Conference on Mobilizing Law Enforcement Efforts to Defeat ISIS
The U.S. Department of State organized a two-day meeting for justice and law enforcement officials and their MFA counterparts responsible for the counterterrorism (CT) portfolio in coordination with INTERPOL and the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) (February 27-28, 2018). The conference focused on how it will be necessary to mobilize greater justice and law enforcement efforts that will have the primary responsibility for new approaches and tools that have been developed over the last few years that can help policy, justice and law enforcement officials prepare better to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate ISIS-related criminal activity. In particular, the conference helped to highlight the newly-adopted UNSCR 2396 on foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) returnees and relocators. This resolution follows up on UNSCR 2178. The IIJ collaboration emphasized multilateral efforts such as the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) initiatives on such areas as juvenile justice, central authorities, addressing homegrown terrorism, and the role of parliamentarians.
For more information on this event, please email Thomas Wuchte