New IIJ Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Guide for Addressing REMVE

Jul 13 2021
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The IIJ has launched a new IIJ Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Guide for Addressing Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE) (also referred to by some governments as inter alia “right-wing terrorism”, “far-right terrorism”, etc.). The Guide is available in English, with Arabic, French, German, Russian and Spanish to follow in the coming weeks.

Criminal justice practitioners have a crucial role in countering the growing transnational threat of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE): from identifying, investigating, disrupting and prosecuting REMVE cells, networks and lone actors, to incarcerating REMVE offenders and expanding pre-trial services, to providing prison rehabilitation programmes, to post-release monitoring.

The new IIJ Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Guide gives policymakers and practitioners a better understanding of the tools at their disposal. It builds on existing tools and approaches, including good practices developed by the GCTF, and outlines where new strategies and authorities may be needed. The Guide also equips practitioners with a set of Good Practices for how to address REMVE effectively and in compliance with the rule of law.

Developed with the support of the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom, the Guide draws on the first-hand professional experiences of more than 60 recognised subject-matter experts and experienced practitioners from 20 countries and international organisations across North America, Europe and beyond.