The Global Project on Strengthening the Legal Regime Against Terrorism
The Global Project was launched in 2003 to assist UN member states to strengthen their counter-terrorism legislation in accordance with the international legal framework against terrorism and with due consideration for the rule of law and human rights standards.
Since late 2009, the Global Project has focused on an innovative and sustainable strategy aimed at enhancing TPB's engagement in long-term counterterrorism capacity building. As such, TPB has implemented the Global Project strategy by adopting a field-driven approach to implementing national-level, tailor-made assistance and incorporating specific measures to ensure formal processes of knowledge transfer into TPB training and technical assistance activities. Furthermore, TPB has increased strategic partnerships and synergies, including with other UN bodies and partner entities at the international, regional and sub-regional levels, to strengthen coordination and cooperation in assistance delivery and has focused on developing a results-based strategy and a standardized program management cycle to be applied systematically by staff. Ultimately by utilizing a wide range of technical assistance delivery mechanisms, including new technology and on-line training, TPB and the UN as a whole have strengthened their credibility as the lead global provider of counterterrorism legal assistance.
UNODC/TPB's three-pronged Global Project strategy offers:
- Sustained, tailor-made assistance on the ground on the ratification and legislative incorporation of the international legal instruments against terrorism;
- Specialized assistance to practitioners involved in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorist cases with a view to strengthening their capacities to implement counter-terrorism legislation, in accordance with international standards and obligations as defined by the relevant international conventions and Security Council resolutions;
- Expertise building for government officers related to strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters which helps facilitate mutual legal assistance and extradition procedures.