ISS/CGCC Workshop: the Role of Civil Society in the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Africa
Cape Town, 24-25 June 2009
Closed event - by invitation only
Terrorism is a real threat to international peace and security and states must address it robustly and effectively. However, it is regrettable that since 2001 many governments` responses have impacted innocent civilians and threatened the core of the international human rights framework. Non-governmental and other civil society organizations have played a critical role in encouraging governments to calibrate their responses to terrorism to be effective against those who mean harm without eroding human rights and the rule of law. In 2006, with that challenge in mind, the UN General Assembly unanimously agreed to a global strategy that outlines a holistic approach to countering terrorism, which requires a collective effort of an array of stakeholders, including civil society, to implement.
The Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation and the Institute for Security Studies will be conducting a workshop with civil society around Africa and representatives from the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force as part of a project, which is being supported by the German Foreign Ministry, designed to raise awareness of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and explore the possibilities of involving civil society in its implementation.
The workshop will be held on 24 and 25 June 2009 at the Mandela Rhodes Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.
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