A message from the Executive Secretary
It is an exciting and busy time in Malta with the beginning of its six month EU Presidency. The IIJ stands ready to continue our efforts to support the EU, as well as help operationalize the work of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, the United Nations and other international, national, and non-governmental organizations in addressing terrorism effectively and consistent with the rule of law. As reflected in this newsletter, IIJ programs are implementing GCTF documents, such as The Hague Memorandum, the Rabat Memorandum, the Neuchâtel Memorandum, the Valletta Recommendations, The Hague Marrakech Addendum, and more generally the Life Cycle Initiative. In the coming months, the IIJ plans to hold additional programs focusing on the turning intelligence into evidence and strengthening Central Authorities. The IIJ continues to hold programs both in Malta and in the region, most recently in Dakar and Dar es Salaam. The IIJ has recently been awarded new grants from the EU, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and continues to appreciate the ongoing support from Spain, Turkey, the UK and the US. Through the depth and breadth of programs and workshops, the IIJ seeks to integrate and expand the growing tools and good practices in the area of counterterrorism by working directly with criminal justice practitioners to meet the challenges posed by terrorism today and tomorrow.
IIJ Executive Secretary