On 22 April, in cooperation with the OSCE Transnational Threats Department, the Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz) organized an international conference on fighting terrorism as a transnational threat to security in Tashkent.
The event brought together more than 80 experts from the national parliament, judiciary, law enforcement agencies, academia and civil society as well as representatives from the OSCE, Regional Office for Central Asia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the SCO RATS and the Anti-Terrorism Centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Local and international experts discussed some key challenges and policy options in preventing and combating terrorism, while emphasizing the importance of promoting interaction and co-ordination in counter-terrorism efforts at different levels.
Panel discussions provided an opportunity for prosecutors, law makers and law enforcement officers to increase their knowledge of the international legal framework against terrorism and conditions conducive to terrorism.
Participants also discussed the need to uphold human rights and the rule of law in the context of measures to prevent and counter terrorism.
The event was organized as part of the multi-year support provided by the PCUz to the National Police Academy to improve the staff training system for law-enforcement bodies.