In October 2022, the IIJ convened a Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Roundtable on Addressing Vulnerabilities to Radicalization or Recruitment to Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE) / Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism (ERWT).
This roundtable, delivered with support from the Government of the United State and the Government of the United Kingdom brought together 52 criminal justice practitioners, policymakers, tech experts and researchers from Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and EUROPOL, INTERPOL, the Commonwealth Secretariat, AutSide Education, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Moonshot, Phronesis Consulting and Training, the RAND Corporation, and Take This.
Over the course of the meeting’s two days, these participants engaged in detailed discussions of several aspects of the REMVE threat, sharing first-hand expertise on how REMVE actors exploit the internet to target young people and other vulnerable individuals. These in-depth exchanges, covering issues including online gaming, content moderation, and building youth resilience, sharpened the guidance of the Good Practices contained in the IIJ Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Guide for Addressing REMVE, which is now published in six languages on the IIJ website (Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish). Ultimately the roundtable’s participants helped identify how governments can more effectively prevent and counter REMVE, in coordination with civil society, the tech sector, and outside experts.
The IIJ will continue to use the IIJ REMVE Guide as a basis for exchanges between front-line practitioners, policymakers, and experts through further Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Roundtables, with a Roundtable on the risk of radicalisation within security services’ ranks planned for early 2023.
For more information on this workshop, please contact the IIJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.