IIJ Judicial Capacity-Building Initiative: West & East Africa Workshop on the GCTF Glion Recommendations on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures

Starting Date2021-03-22 Ending Date2021-04-01

On 22, 25, 29 March & 1 April 2021, the IIJ and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT), convened the second 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 practitionersfrom Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, and Togo to discuss the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Glion Recommendations on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context as well as key concepts related to applying administrative measures within a counter-terrorism context.

The workshop modules addressed a series of important questions pertaining to the implementation of administrative measures in a counter-terrorism context, 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?

Over the course of this 4-day workshop, practitioners were guided by six pre-recorded videos and a Training Manual developed by the ICCT and then applied the skills learned to two comprehensive case studies in four interactive online plenary sessions.

At the end of the course, practitioners reported that they found the workshop enlightening and instructive and commended the IIJ and the ICCT for the Training Manual and for delivering such an innovative format during the COVID-19 global health pandemic.