Terrorism continues to pose a major threat to international peace and security and undermines the core values of the United Nations. In addition to the devastating human cost of terrorism, in terms of lives lost or permanently altered, terrorist acts aim to destabilize governments and undermine economic and social development. Terrorist acts often defy national borders; one act of terrorism can involve activities and actors from numerous countries; and cities fall at the crossroads of these threats and activities. Given this complexity, strong coordination and cooperation among all levels of governments and between states and organizations at the regional and international level is essential to effectively combat terrorism, to share best practices and lessons learned and to assist with the investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases. UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch (TBP) assists Member States in these efforts.

Tools & Services

Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups: The Role of the Justice System

Counter-terrorism Legislation Database

Counter-terrorism Learning Platform

The Criminal Justice Response to Support Victims of Acts of Terrorism

Good Practices in Supporting Victims of Terrorism within the Criminal Justice Framework

The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

Case management tool to conduct investigations of the financing of terrorism offences (Spanish only)

Counter-Terrorism Legal Training Curriculum Module 4: Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism Legal Training Curriculum Module 5: Transport-related (civil aviation and maritime) Terrorism Offences

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