UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative aims to contribute to crime prevention. It promotes a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary education levels. Through these activities, we help educators teach next generations to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law. We aim to encourage students from all academic fields to actively engage in their communities and future professional activities.


Under its Tertiary Level component, the E4J Initiative developed a series of peer-reviewed university modules to assist tertiary level academics and educators in their teaching. These modules focus on the subject areas under the mandate of UNODC, including counter-terrorism.

Counter-Terrorism University Module Series

The respect for the rule of law and fundamental human rights are a cornerstone of effective counter-terrorism measures. The University Module Series on Counter-Terrorism provides relevant and valuable resources for lecturers and researchers teaching courses on counter-terrorism in universities and academic institutions around the world. 

The modules seek to enhance the understanding of the international legal framework on terrorism, terrorism related offences, its implications and related issues. Topics on the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism, International Human Rights Law, criminal justice responses to terrorism, advanced investigative techniques and victimology are discussed. Each module provides foundational knowledge on national, regional and international instruments and approaches to good practices.
The Counter-Terrorism University Module Series is available in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish.

Global Podcast Series

E4J’s Global Podcast Series “Voices of Academia” provides academics around the world with a platform to address the role of higher education in the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 16, and in providing research for evidence-based policy-making processes.

Episode 6 of the Series on Counter-Terrorism discusses transnational and international offences in the context of international legal frameworks on human rights and humanitarian law.


The Education for Justice Initiative (E4J) is implemented by the UNODC’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration. This Declaration was adopted at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Qatar in 2015 and endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 70/174. The Global Programme is funded by the State of Qatar.


The efforts and actions to promote education on the rule of law have been possible through E4J’s partners and its multi-stakeholder approach. By working with thousands of educators, academics and students, E4J and its partners aim to empower the next generation to become the leaders, decision-makers and citizens that are needed to address the challenges the world is facing.