TPB provides tailor-made, national-level technical assistance through training activities built in close consultation with the recipient country and other partner entities. The Branch works with criminal justice officials involved in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism cases to strengthen their capacity to implement counter-terrorism legislation, in accordance with international standards and obligations as defined by the relevant international conventions and Security Council resolutions. In addition, efforts to fight terrorism require significant coordination between all parts of government and with civil society actors. For this reason, TPB works with requesting Member States to help create and implement national counter-terrorism action plans to help create a framework for national officials and civil society organizations to work together to address the complex nature of terrorist offenses.
UNODC organizes national, regional and international professional development workshops for judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials on a wide range of criminal justice topics related to the prevention and prosecution of terrorist acts. At these events, participants have the opportunity to exchange views, discuss best practices, and share lessons learned to help equip these professionals with the very specialized skills required to effectively prosecute terrorism cases. In order to ensure sustainability, UNODC has developed online courses and train-the-trainer events.
The Terrorism Prevention Branch is offering specialized technical assistance on the following thematic areas: