2015 Archive

 

Supporting Jordan's efforts in countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes
UNODC/TPB implemented a national specialized training covering practical challenges and good practices in investigating terrorist cases involving the use of the Internet. The training took place in Amman, Jordan, from 15 to 17 December 2015.  Read more >

Launching Technical Assistance to Lebanon   The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a national training seminar on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of the financing of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) for senior Lebanese officials from the relevant national departments. This seminar was held in Beirut from 7 to 10 December 2015. Read more >
 

Nigeria Partners with UNODC and Germany on Training for Legal Advisors on Terrorism and Serious Crime
UNODC partnered with the Department of State Services and Nigerian Police Force to deliver a series of three in-depth training workshops for 20 select Nigerian legal advisors during November and December 2015 in Abuja.  Read more >

   

Incorporating UNODC/TPB Modules related to Counter-Terrorism in the Training Curriculum of the Libyan High Judicial Institute
The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) has been delivering a series of specialized thematic capacity building training courses for criminal justice and law enforcement officials in criminal matters related to terrorism. The workshop took place in Amman, Jordan, on 28 and 29 November 2015.  Read more >

   

Assisting Turkmenistan in Bringing National Legislation in Compliance with Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
On 19 and 20 November 2015, in Ashgabat, UNODC's Programme Office in Turkmenistan (POTKM) conducted the Third Meeting of the Customs Joint Legislative Review Group.  Read more >

 

Strengthening Iraq's Capacity to Use the Internet for Investigating and Prosecuting Terrorist Cases
From 16-18 November 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) brought 11 Iraqi law enforcement officials to Madrid to participate in a specialized workshop on the use of the Internet to investigate and prosecute terrorist cases.  Read more >

UNODC Launches Technical Assistance to Egypt within the Framework of the Initiative on Foreign Terrorist Fighters   The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNDOC/TPB) commenced the implementation of its five-year Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Egypt with a national workshop on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of the financing of foreign terrorist fighters. The workshop was held in Cairo from 10-12 November 2015, with generous financial support of the Government of Canada.  Read more >
   

Addressing the Challenge of Terrorists Acting Alone or in Small Cells in order to Counter Radicalization and Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism
From 9 to 11 November 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) teamed up with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), to cooperate with Israel in its organization of a major international counter-terrorism conference in Tel Aviv.  Read more >

   

Promoting the Entry into Force of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
On 28 and 29 October 2015, UNODC, in cooperation with the IAEA, held a High-Level Workshop on the Promotion of the Entry into Force of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. The Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment are legally binding instruments that promote nuclear security and counter nuclear terrorism.  Read more >

   

Building the Capacity of Iraqi Officers on the Dual Use of Chemical Materials
In close cooperation with the Spanish authorities and the 1267 Committee, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a specialized workshop for Iraq on preventing the dual use of chemical materials for terrorist purposes, in Madrid from 19-21 October 2015.  Read more >

   

Parliamentarians discuss the Challenges Posed by a Preventative Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters
On 8-9 October 2015 in Bucharest, UNODC/TPB and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean organized a joint regional workshop on the challenges posed by a preventative criminal justice response to terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters.  Read more >

   

Strengthening Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Morocco within the Framework of the European Union-Funded Action in the Maghreb Region
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop in Rabat, Morocco, from 29 September to 1 October 2015, under the framework of a UNODC/TPB-CTED joint initiative funded by the European Union. Read more >

 

UNODC/TPB Completes Phase I of its Counter-Terrorism Activities for Egypt with a Regional Workshop on the Use of Intelligence in Terrorism Criminal Cases
As part of ongoing activities to strengthen the legal regime against terrorism in Egypt and other MENA countries, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a regional workshop on challenges and good practices in converting intelligence and classified information into evidence in terrorism criminal cases in prosecutions and in court in Cairo on 15-17 September 2015.  Read more >

   

Addressing Countering Radicalization and the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in the Maldives
The workshop aimed to enhance the understanding and knowledge of Maldivian officials of counter radicalization practices, along with existing international and national legal frameworks related to FTFs was held by UNODC/TPB and ROSA in Male on 1-3 September 2015.  Read more >

 

Nigeria, UNODC and Japan Collaborate to Deliver Prosecutorial Training on Terrorism Cases
With support from the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) partnered with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Justice's Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions to deliver a series of in-depth training workshops for 34 Nigerian prosecutors.  Read more >

   

UNODC/TPB Holds an Expert Group Meeting on the Development of a Training Tool on the International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism
The meeting aimed to obtain an expert peer review of the UNODC/TPB counter-terrorism legal training curriculum's new draft module dealing with the international legal instruments against CBRN terrorism was held on 26-27 August 2015.  Read more >

 
Addressing the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Central Asia
In Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 20-21 August 2015, UNODC/TPB, in cooperation with OSCE and ROCA, delivered a regional workshop on the preventive obligations and criminalization of offences regarding foreign terrorist fighters prescribed by United Nations Security Council resolution 2178 (2014).  Read more >
UNODC/TPB Promotes Human Rights during Investigations of Counter-Terrorism Cases   

From 22-24 July 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) and the Regional Office for South Asia, in collaboration with the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA), held a national workshop in Hyderabad, India entitled "Effective Investigation of Terrorism Cases while Respecting Human Rights".  Read more >

   

Strengthening Criminal Justice Mechanisms to Counter Improvised Explosive Devices in Afghanistan
The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch, in collaboration with the UNODC Country Office in Afghanistan, organized a national training workshop on strengthening criminal justice mechanisms to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The workshop was held in Kabul on 8 and 9 June 2015.  Read more >

   

UNODC/TPB Completes Phase I of its Project for Iraq with a Regional Workshop on Cross-Border Cooperation
The regional workshop on cross-border cooperation to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 27-29 May 2015.  Read more  >

   

Addressing the Challenges of Foreign Terrorist Fighters at the 2015 Crime Commission
On 18 May 2015, on the margins of the 24th CCPCJ session, UNODC/TPB organized a High Level Special Event on Strengthening Criminal Justice Responses to the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters which counted the participation of senior officers from Member States and international and regional organizations, as well as high-level keynote speakers.  Read more >

   

 

 

Assisting Tunisia in Development of National Policies and Programmes to Support Victims of Terrorist Acts
The seminar took place on 12-14 May 2015 in Tunis. The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch seized a particularly apt moment to deliver this capacity building training. Once adopted, a new draft counter-terrorism law that is currently being debated in the Tunisian Parliament, will serve as a basis for addressing the issue of victims of terrorist acts in Tunisia for the first time.  Read more >

 

   

UNODC Promotes the Implementation of the Transport Related Counter-Terrorism International Legal Instruments
UNODC/TPB, together with the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia and in coordination with the Government of Bangladesh, held a national workshop on the promotion and implementation of the transport related counter-terrorism international legal instruments in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 and 27 April 2015.  Read more   > 

 

Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism Opens Phase II of UNODC/TPB Project for Iraq
The national workshop on countering violent extremism and the criminal justice preventive strategy against terrorism was held from 14 to 17 April 2015 in Aqaba, Jordan.  Read more >

   

Terrorists, criminals strengthening their links says UNODC Chief at 13th Crime Congress Special Event
On 14 April 2015 in Doha UNODC/TPB organized a High-Level Special Event on Strengthening National and International Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Terrorist Financing. The event aimed to discuss how combatting the financing of terrorism can contribute to prevent and disrupt terrorist activities.  Read more >

   

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Illicit Smuggling of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials
UNODC/TPB participated in a regional dialogue on nuclear smuggling prosecutions, organized by the United States Department of State in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 1-3 April 2015. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Launches a New Global Initiative to Boost Criminal Justice Responses to Foreign Terrorist Fighters
The initiative, which runs to 2019, will assist Member States in criminalizing the FTF phenomenon in such areas, as terrorist recruitment, incitement to terrorism, terrorism financing, and terrorist training, among others.  Read more>

   

UNODC/TPB Continues to Strengthen International and National Cooperation in Criminal Cases related to Terrorism in South Asia and Nepal
On 25-27 March 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch held a regional workshop in Kathmandu on strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters with a focus on terrorism cases and a national workshop for Nepal on workshop on strengthening national cooperation in criminal matters with a focus on terrorism cases.  Read more>

 

Second Regional Conference of UNODC/TPB Five-Year Initiative Addressed Operational Challenges in Investigation and Prosecution of FTF Cases 
This regional conference followed the successful launching event on 23-25 March 2015 of the UNODC/TPB Five Year Initiative on Criminal Justice Response to the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs), funded by Canada, Japan, the United States and the European Union.  Read more >  

FATF Recommendations into Dari and Pashto for Afghanistan  

 

UNODC Hands Over the Translation into Dari and Pashto of the FATF Recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan
17 March 2015: The translation of the recommendations is crucial for Afghanistan, especially at a time, when the country's financial regulatory system is being reviewed by the FATF and needs to respond to the findings of the 2011 detailed assessment by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Read more>

 

 

UNODC/TPB Held a National Workshop in Morocco under the European Union-funded Action to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Efforts in the Maghreb Region
The UNODC-CTED initiative, launched in June 2014, aims at strengthening the capacity of countries in the Maghreb region, especially Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, in investigating and prosecuting counter-terrorism cases while respecting human rights and the rule of law. A national workshop for Morocco was held in Rabat on 4-6 March 2015.  Read more>

 

 

UNODC/TPB Holds a Regional Seminar on Parliamentary Oversight of Law Enforcement and Security Services, in the Context of the European Union-Funded Action to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Efforts in the Maghreb Region
The second regional seminar of the four-year joint UNODC-CTED initiative, funded by the European Union, was held within the Italian Senate, in Rome, Italy, from 26 to 27 February 2015.  Read more>

 

Supporting Egyptian and Iraqi Officials in Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes
The workshop was part of the current plan of actions between the governments of Egypt and Iraq and UNODC/TPB, for which the activities are generously funded by the Government of Japan. The workshop was organized in Cairo on 23-26 February 2015.  Read more>  

   

UNODC/TPB Holds a National Workshop for Algerian Officials on Criminal Justice Prevention to Counter the Appeal of Terrorism
This training workshop was the first one implemented in Algeria under the UNODC-CTED-EU Initiative for the Maghreb Region. Development of a criminal justice response to counter the appeal of terrorism was identified as a major priority for the Government of Algeria. The workshop was held in Algiers on 16-18 February 2015.  Read more>

   

UNODC/TPB Holds a National Workshop for Algerian Officials on the International Legal Framework Related to Terrorism Financing
The workshop was part of the current Plan of Action between the Government of Algeria and UNODC/TPB, some activities under which are generously funded by the Government of Japan. The workshop for Algeria was held in Algiers on 10-12 February 2015.  Read more>