IIJ RFTFs Initiative: Rehabilitation and Reintegrating Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters – Capacity Building Workshop

Starting Date2018-12-03 Ending Date2018-12-07 Bamako, Mali

On December 3 – 6, 2018, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) organized a workshop on National Policy and Interagency cooperation in Bamako, Mali. The workshop was held with the financial support of the Netherlands and brought together judges, prosecutors, investigators, correction officers, gendarmerie, social workers and religious leaders from various organizations in Mali. The event is part of the NL funded program on ‘Rehabilitating and Reintegration Terrorist Offenders’ and focuses specifically on Mali and on Chad. The project aims to implement the recommendations of the GCTF’s Addendum to the Hague – Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a more effective response to the FTF Phenomenon with a focus on Returning FTFs. 

The program consists of 4 capacity building workshops for Mali and 4 capacity building workshops for Chad. This event was the first of the workshop held in Mali. National and International experts shared their knowledge and expertise on the GCTF good practices, interagency cooperation, multi-disciplinary teamwork, rehabilitation programs including those organized by civil society organizations. During in-depth discussion and  group exercises, participants discussed possible elements for a National Policy on rehabilitation and reintegration of terrorist offenders. This subject will be further developed during the following workshops of which the next one is planned for 11 – 13 February 2019.

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For more information on this workshop please contact IIJ Program Manager, Monique Kamies