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OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference 2018: 10 and 11 May, Rome

Publication Date: 
05.09.2018

The Italian Chairmanship will devote the OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference to the theme “The Reverse Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs): Challenges for the OSCE Area and Beyond”. The conference will be held at the level of national counter-terrorism co-ordinators, senior experts, and practitioners.

The conference aims to discuss and exchange good practices on addressing current challenges and issues and developing an effective policy to prevent VERLT and counter-terrorism in full compliance with human rights, with a special focus on addressing new threats posed by the return of FTFs. This conference aims to foster regional and international cooperation on these matters. The following topics will be discussed during the conference:

Session I: Trends and Dynamics of Returning or Relocating FTFs: Exchange of Views on National Experiences and International Co-operation

Session II: Managing the Return/Relocation of FTFs: Strengthening Border Security and Information Sharing

Session III: Addressing the Potential Threat of Returning and Relocating FT.Fs  and their Affiliates: Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programs Within and Outside the Criminal Justice System

Session IV: Addressing Accompanying Family Members of FTFs: Legal Gaps, Juvenile Justice, Engaging with Civil Society