Cross Border & Returning Terrorist Fighter Investigations Programme – Phase 1

Starting Date2018-02-05 Ending Date2018-02-09 Amman, Jordan

A four-day training and development programme, based on an investigative case study, was delivered in Jordan and Tunisia during February 2018. The course was designed to draw out GCTF ‘Good Practices’ in relation to ‘Cross-Border and Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ through the use of a realistic evolving case study which followed information, intelligence and evidence development from initial discovery and detection by multiple agencies through to the preparation of best evidence for successful prosecution.

International experts from the UK, US, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Tunisia, Interpol and Europol joined the IIJ Training Team worked with senior multi-agency delegates from Cameroon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.

Early feedback from the participants at the Jordanian event revealed that 100% of participants assessed the training as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ in relation to:

  • the expected level of professional training;
  • the promulgation of GCTF Good Practices;
  • the selection of international professional; participants to network and share information and good practices;
  • the benefits achieved by considering and sharing Good Practices.

Pending continued UK funding a third and fourth phase is planned for 2018-19 during which the IIJ’s UK seconded Senior Adviser, working in partnership with UK regional colleagues, will mentor participants, and monitor and evaluate outcomes.

For more information on this event, please email Joe Connell