IIJ Practitioner Workshop on Addressing Homegrown Terrorism

Starting Date2018-04-25 Ending Date2018-04-26 Valletta, Malta

On April 25-26, 2018, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) hosted the second of two practitioner workshops under the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s (GCTF) Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism. This second workshop, which focused on criminal justice responses in preventing, detecting and responding to homegrown terrorism, brought together more than 60 policy-makers, academics, law enforcement, investigators, judges, prosecutors and prison officials from 23 countries and 18 organizations for a robust and interactive two-day workshop. Participants shared effective models, tools, case studies and lessons learned on a range of themes, including: the nexus between criminality and homegrown terrorism; effective risk assessment tools and multi-disciplinary approaches to identifying, assessing and responding to individuals of varying risk levels; intra- and inter- government information sharing; and effective communication with the public and media. Participants provided invaluable contributions to the good practices, which aim to identify practical steps governments can take to effectively tackle the challenges associated with homegrown terrorism. The good practices will serve as a companion document to the GCTF’s The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the FTF Phenomenon with a focus on Returning FTFs.  The first practitioner workshop – focused on prevention and detection – was held in Malta on January 31-February 1, 2018. The draft good practices will be submitted to GCTF members for review in June 2018.

For more information on this event, please email Allison Curtis