Training of trainers in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of foreign terrorist fighters in South and and South East Asia

In February and March 2018, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) implemented two "train-the-trainer" workshops for investigators, prosecutors, and judges of the South Asia and South East Asia regions. 

UNODC/TPB held the first workshop for participants from Bangladesh and the Maldives, entitled Investigation, prosecution and adjudication of foreign terrorist fighter cases in the Maldives from 4-8 February 2018. From 26 February to 2 March in Bangkok, UNODC/TPB held the second workshop for participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Participants received training to enhance their knowledge of the United Nations global framework pertaining to foreign terrorist fighters, particularly Security Council resolutions 2178 (2014) and resolution 2396 (2017). International experts and judges delivered training on investigation and courtroom presentation methods, with an emphasis on online investigations, international cooperation for information sharing, courtroom security, and protection of victims and witnesses. Finally, participants received one day-long training on adult learning methodologies and techniques.

 Participants will develop their skills through further trainings under the UNODC/TPB program at the national, regional, and cross-regional levels, with gradual integration of national trainers in delivering the training workshops.  

The workshop was organized under the Global Project on Strengthening the Capacity of South and South East Asian Countries to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and FTFs through Effective Criminal Justice Responses. The project is funded by the Government of Japan.