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Countering Violent Extremism

Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria, fall 2013

Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria Africa Security Brief, No. 26/ August 2013 A Publication of the Africa Center for Strategics Studies By Michael Olufemi Sodipo Northern Nigeria has been...

Engaging armed groups: challenging preconceptions and expanding options - by Teresa Dumasy 2013

Engaging armed groups: challenging preconceptions and expanding options by Dr Teresa Dumasy (Conciliation Resources), October 11, 2013; Conflict and Security Governments need to explore a wider...

Nigeria's Troubled North: Interrogating the Drivers of Public Support for Boko Haram

Nigeria's Troubled North: Interrogating the Drivers of Public Support for Boko Haram International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague Research Paper | 14 October 2013 By Akinola Olojo In this...

Counterterrorism Efforts Bring Unintended Suffering: Interview with Jan Egeland - 19 Sept 2013, IPI article

Counterterrorism Efforts Bring Unintended Suffering: Interview with Jan Egeland by jérémie labbé , Thursday, September 19, 2013 IPI Global Observatory The unintended consequence of limiting...

Human Rights

The war against al-Qaeda is over

By Kenneth Roth, Washington Post, Published: August 3 Kenneth Roth is executive director of Human Rights Watch. What stops the U.S. government from declaring war on a person it perceives as a...

Article: In India’s remote northeast, civilians challenge rape, killing by security forces - Simon Denyer, Washington Post

In India's remote northeast, civilians challenge rape, killing by security forces By Simon Denyer, Published: February 19, Washington Post IMPHAL, India — Tens of thousands of Indian troops are...

US: Zero Dark Thirty and the Truth About Torture

January 11, 2013 - Human Rights Watch The movie Zero Dark Thirty, which depicts the hunt for Osama bin Laden, wrongly suggests that torture was an ugly but useful tactic in the fight against...

Human Security

Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria, fall 2013

Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria Africa Security Brief, No. 26/ August 2013 A Publication of the Africa Center for Strategics Studies By Michael Olufemi Sodipo Northern Nigeria has been...

Engaging armed groups: challenging preconceptions and expanding options - by Teresa Dumasy 2013

Engaging armed groups: challenging preconceptions and expanding options by Dr Teresa Dumasy (Conciliation Resources), October 11, 2013; Conflict and Security Governments need to explore a wider...

Nigeria's Troubled North: Interrogating the Drivers of Public Support for Boko Haram

Nigeria's Troubled North: Interrogating the Drivers of Public Support for Boko Haram International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague Research Paper | 14 October 2013 By Akinola Olojo In this...

Can Human Security Drive Global Governance? - by Peter van Tuijl and Emmanuel Bombande - 20 Sept 2013

Can Human Security Drive Global Governance? by emmanuel bombande and peter van tuijl , Friday, September 20, 2013 IPI Global Observatory Next week, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is expected to...

Development

Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction - Case Studies 2012

  December 2012 In recent years, there has been a marked growth in the number of mine action organisations implementing programmes aimed at reducing armed violence and promoting public safety....

Analysis: Mali intervention - a dangerous idea with too much support

Article by Simon Allison. 17 October 2012, Daily Maverick. A military intervention in Mali is beginning to look inevitable. France expects to have West African soldiers on the ground within weeks...

Financing

Study of the Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action

Study of the Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action by Kate Mackintosh and Patrick Duplat, July 2013 Despite attention at the global level to counter-terrorism...

A War of Proportion: Regulating the Financial Sector in the Name of Counterterrorism - by Tom Keatinge, 18 Sept 2013

A War of Proportion: Regulating the Financial Sector in the Name of Counterterrorism Date: September 18, 2013 Author: Tom Keatinge Published by the Charity and Security Network The first step of...

Gender

Article: In India’s remote northeast, civilians challenge rape, killing by security forces - Simon Denyer, Washington Post

In India's remote northeast, civilians challenge rape, killing by security forces By Simon Denyer, Published: February 19, Washington Post IMPHAL, India — Tens of thousands of Indian troops are...

Women and Terrorist Radicalisation - Final Report OSCE - March 2013

Women and Terrorist Radicalization Final Report OSCE Secretariat – OSCE ODIHR Expert Roundtables Preventing Women Terrorist Radicalization, Vienna, 12 December 2011 The Role and Empowerment of...

BLOG: The compelling “other face” of religion in women’s peace and security - by Zaenab Madani

  The compelling "other face" of religion in women's peace and security, A Blog by Zaenab Madani, 9 March 2013. Amid the frenetic activity around CSW57 in New York this week, there has been much...

Policy Documents

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UN General Assembly Resolution 66/290 on Human Security

General Assembly resolution 66/290 in which the GA requested the Secretary-General to submit a report at its 68th session which includes lessons learned on the human security experiences at the...

UNGA-Letter and proposal from Switzerland to UN on improving measures to eliminate terrorism

UN General Assembly, 9 November 2012 Agenda items: Measures to eliminate international terrorism, Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit Identical letters dated 7 November 2012 from the...

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism - Note by the Secretary-General 26 September 2012 The report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion...

Letter dated 30 July 2012 from the Ombudsperson addressed to the President of the Security Council - Delisting activities

Letter dated 30 July 2012 from the Ombudsperson addressed to the President of the Security Council. the fourth report of the Office of the Ombudsperson, pursuant to paragraph 16 (c) of annex II to...

Political Space

Engaging armed groups: challenging preconceptions and expanding options - by Teresa Dumasy 2013

Engaging armed groups: challenging preconceptions and expanding options by Dr Teresa Dumasy (Conciliation Resources), October 11, 2013; Conflict and Security Governments need to explore a wider...

Speech by Lia van Broekhoven at CTITF Conference June 2013

Speech by Lia van Broekhoven (Human Security Collective) at the: International Counter-Terrorism Focal Points Conference on Addressing Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism and...

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BLOG: Balancing Freedom and Security - by Lia van Broekhoven

Blog by Lia van Broekhoven (Cordaid / Human Security Collective) reflecting on the UNCCT Conference on International and Regional Counter-terrorism Strategies (31 January 2013 – 1 February, Bogota,...

Monitoring and Evaluations of Policies

The war against al-Qaeda is over

By Kenneth Roth, Washington Post, Published: August 3 Kenneth Roth is executive director of Human Rights Watch. What stops the U.S. government from declaring war on a person it perceives as a...

The Human Security Approach in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding - A Civil Society Position Paper -2013

The Human Security Approach in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding A Civil Society Position Paper, April 2013 Input to the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions on Human Security, in...

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BLOG: Balancing Freedom and Security - by Lia van Broekhoven

Blog by Lia van Broekhoven (Cordaid / Human Security Collective) reflecting on the UNCCT Conference on International and Regional Counter-terrorism Strategies (31 January 2013 – 1 February, Bogota,...

Laws, Regulations and Resolutions

Turkey: law on the prevention of the financing of terrorism (no 6415) - February 7 2013

  LAW NO.6415 LAW ON THE PREVENTION OF THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM Date of Adoption: February 7, 2013 Promulgation in the Official Gazette: 16.02.2013 Number: 28561

Pakistan: Countering Militancy in PATA - ICG report

January 2013, International Crisis Group.   Pakistan's Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA), which include Swat and six neighbouring districts and areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province...

UN Expert: National Laws Must Not Restrain the Work of Human Rights Defenders

Resource: Charity and Security Network (http://www.charityandsecurity.org) Anti-terrorism legislation is being "used to harass and prosecute defenders in the name of public security," a United...