On 13, 15, 20, & 22 October 2020, the IIJ and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT), convened a four-day online workshop on Applying Administrative Measures within a Counter-Terrorism Context and Rule of Law Framework. The workshop, generously supported by the Government of Switzerland, brought together 25 practitioners from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda to discuss the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Glion Recommendations on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context
and key considerations when implementing such administrative measures.
The online workshop addressed a series of important questions, including:
- What a legal framework for the use of administrative measures could look like?
- How oversight on the legitimate use of these measures can be organised?
- How to set up mechanisms to make risk assessments?
- How to ensure that international human rights standards are respected when implementing and using administrative measures in the counter-terrorism context?
During the course of the workshop, practitioners were guided by and asked to comment on a set of pre-recorded video lecturettes and then applied the skills learned to two case studies in interactive online plenary sessions. The practitioners were supported through the workshop by a comprehensive ICCT-developed Training Manual and the GCTF Glion Recommendations
Participants reported that they found the workshop immensely valuable and commended the IIJ and ICCT for continuing to build the capacity of practitioners, and delivering such an innovative format during the COVID-19 global health pandemic.