GNI speaks at UN meeting on how to stem flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 16:35

GNI’s Independent Chair and Executive Director, Mark Stephens and Judith Lichtenberg, presented at a full day of expert sessions prior to a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee in Madrid in July on how to better stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters.Description: --break->

Joining over 400 experts and representatives of UN Member States, civil society, academia and research institutions, GNI argued for a proportionate and transparent response to online terrorist activities that protect freedom of expression and privacy rights, and called on governments to prioritize the reform of Mutual Legal Assistance mechanisms.  

You can find GNI contributions to the panel on ‘Community policing and social media-related law enforcement initiatives’ here and on ‘International judicial cooperation’ here.