The desired objective of the conference is to encourage efforts and increase awareness and international capacity to uphold the rule of law, while protecting and promoting human rights within a counter-terrorism context, by instituting adequate criminal offences, criminal procedure tools and law enforcement capacities.
The primary result expected from this initiative is to provide participants with increased understanding and knowledge regarding how national authorities, local administrations, and local civil society organisations can effectively contribute to the prevention of terrorism and terrorist-related acts by promoting the rule of law, strengthening their co-operation in bringing terrorists to justice and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The suggested audience for this event includes mid- to high level counter-terrorism experienced practitioners in relevant Government Ministries/Institutions, Security and Law Enforcement Authorities, and Judicial Institutions as well as local officials, as appropriate. Relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations as well as civil society and private sector experts will be invited to bring their perspectives and ideas to the discussion. Please note that active discussion between participants is considered the most beneficial aspect of this conference. Participants are therefore strongly encouraged to come prepared to discuss and share specific experiences, to identify needs and areas of possible improvement and to utilize panel experts as resources.