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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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Unformatted text preview: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RENEWAL: Revitalizing the United Nations counterterrorism program AN INDEPENDENT STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT By James Cockayne, Alistair Millar, and Jason Ipe September 2010 Executive Summary Introduction A common view in New York: “It ain’t broke – so don’t fix it.” An alternative view: “unfinished business” Ten years since 9/11: an opportunity for renewal About this independent strategic assessment Acknowledgments I. Counterterrorism in the UN Security Council Introduction Increased transparency and inclusiveness From ‘implementation on paper’ to ‘implementation in action’ Toward long-term engagement? 1. Applying the Strategy to specific situations 2. Clarifying CTED’s role in supporting prevention 3. Consolidating assistance-facilitation functions 4. Encouraging broader participation in CTED work 5. Creating a limited field presence II. Counterterrorism within the broader UN system Introduction Increasing in-depth knowledge of the Strategy Encouraging member state interaction with the Task Force 1. Fostering member state input 2. Encouraging interaction on the ground More than the sum of its parts? The challenge of coordination 1. Increasing engagement by the UN leadership 2. Jump-starting integrated assistance delivery i. Designating field representatives ii. Clarifying Pillar I programming opportunities Table of Contents i 1 1 3 5 6 7 9 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 28 29 AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RENEWAL: Revitalizing the United Nations counterterrorism program iii. Seconding staff to the Task Force Office iv. Overhauling the working groups v. Improving donor coordination Emphasizing partnership 1. With CTED 2. With the Task Force 3. In a strategic manner III. UN Counterterrorism and Human Rights: Time for a Reset? Introduction Progress in the Security Council? Time for a reset? The broader UN System Conclusion: Grasping the opportunity for renewal Recommendations Notes 29 30 30 30 32 33 33 35 35 35 39 40 43 45 55 E XECUTIVE S UMMARY On 8 September 2010, the United Nations General Assembly will review the UN Global Counter- Terrorism Strategy (hereafter the ‘Strategy’). By the end of 2010 the UN Security Council will, as required by Resolution 1805 (2008), conduct a “comprehensive consideration of [the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate’s (CTED)] work prior to the expiration of its mandate.” These processes provide an occasion for critical reflection on the state and direction of the United Nations’ counterterrorism program as a whole. They provide an important opportunity to secure and enhance the positive momentum that many commentators perceive in UN counterterrorism work over the last two years....
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