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NCJ Number: 228860 Find in a Library
Title: Assistance in Implementing the International Conventions and Protocols Related to Terrorism
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: January 2009
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: E/CN.15/2009/5
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This paper provides information on the progress made in 2008 by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in delivering technical assistance on legal and related capacity-building matters in the area of counterterrorism, in fulfilling its mandates, and in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the strategy for the period 2008-2011.
Abstract: Highlights of conclusions and recommendations made in relation to the progress made in 2008 on implementing the international conventions and protocols related to terrorism by the Terrorism Program Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) include: 1) the scope of legal and related capacity-building technical assistance in the area of counterterrorism has consistently expanded since 2003 in terms of its geographical reach, the number of countries receiving assistance, and the substantive content of the assistance provided; 2) efforts are needed to build and transfer specialized legal knowledge and expertise to help strengthen the capacity of national criminal justice systems in the application of the legal regime against terrorism in conformity with the rule of law; 3) enhanced efforts for integrating the pertinent aspects in all relevant substantive areas of its mandates and work; 4) provide further guidance with regard to the reinforcement of the technical assistance work of UNODC on counterterrorism issues; and 5) provide further guidance concerning the involvement of UNODC in the work of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force.
Main Term(s): Terrorism/Mass Violence
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism intelligence; Crime prevention measures; International law; United Nations (UN)
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