GCTF “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” Working Group Plenary Meeting
Hosted by Morocco, the meeting held on 17-18 May, reviewed the progress of the GCTF (Global Counterterrorism Forum) to date in addressing the FTF (Foreign Terrorist Fighters) phenomenon. Participants also discussed next steps for further cooperation, particularly in connection with relevant global, regional, and national initiatives. The meeting, which built on the FTF Working Group Experts’ Meeting held at the IIJ on 22-23 March 2016, aimed at contributing to the development of an Addendum to the GCTF The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum focusing on FTF-relevant good practices. During Session 2, IIJ Program Manager Valerio de Divitiis presented the development of the IIJ Initiative on the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning FTFs, which is currently being implemented in partnership with Hedayah.