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Press Release: Launch of Comprehensive African Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy Database
30 September 2010


Anton du Plessis
Head: International Crime in Africa Programme
Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria
Tel: 012 346 9500
The International Crime in Africa Programme (ICAP) at the ISS launches a comprehensive electronic database of African counter-terrorism law and policy

Pretoria, 30 September, 2010 - ICAP is pleased to announce the launch of its new counter-terrorism electronic database that is available on CD and the ISS website (  The database contains the most updated and comprehensive collection of African counter-terrorism legislation and related laws, policies and relevant regional/international instruments and technical assistance and training manuals.

The database, which will be updated periodically, forms part of ICAP`s broader set of African counter-terrorism and international criminal justice training tools. It was developed with law enforcement and criminal justice practitioners in mind and is an easily accessible and user-friendly resource. As an African initiative it complements existing international resources like the counter-terrorism database maintained by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

All documents on the database are available in full text and in French, where relevant.

To access the database, click here

For additional information or a copy of the CD, contact Anton du Plessis, or +27 12 346 9500.

About the Institute:

The Institute for Security of Studies (ISS) is a pan-African applied policy research institute headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ISS is a think tank working in the area of African human security. It seeks to mainstream human security perspectives into public policy processes and to influence decision makers within Africa and beyond. The objective of the Institute is to add critical balance and objectivity by providing timely, empirical research and contextual analysis of relevant human security issues to policy makers, area specialists, advocacy groups, and the media.