21 - 22 March 2023
CT PHARE Launch Event: Experts Group Meeting
The IIJ has officially launched CT PHARE – Platform for Human Rights Engagement, the new global facility in support of the EU External Action’s Council Conclusions on Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism of June 2020, with an exceptional...
22 February 2023
IIJ February Alumni Virtual Meet
The IIJ is pleased to invite you to the first virtual meeting for this year. The event will be an introductory meeting with our Executive Secretary, Steven Hill, and discussions on the IIJ’s upcoming work. This event will be fully...
6 - 9 February 2023
National Workshop for Somalia Practitioners on Building Strong Procedural Mechanisms for Mutual Legal Assistance
In February 2023, the IIJ travelled to Nairobi for its first-ever National Workshop for Somali Stakeholders, a four-day session to reinforce Somalia’s legal framework and mechanisms for mutual legal assistance (MLA) and extradition. The event, the second in a Canada-funded...
6 - 7 February 2023
IIJ Investigations Initiative: Counter-Terrorism Strategy Development and Multi-Agency
Investigation Capacity-Building in Malawi – Evaluation Workshop
The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) was pleased to organise this workshop in collaboration with the British High Commission (BHC). It aimed to support the implementation of the recommendations issued in 2022 in relation to...
1 - 3 February 2023
Malawi Enhancing the Investigation of Sexual Violence linked to Terrorism Workshop
Ever wonder what are the challenges investigators are faced with when trying to retrieve evidence related to sexual violence cases? Or why most of these cases fail to achieve any result because of the absence of corroborative evidence? That is...
24 - 25 January 2023
IIJ Counter-Terrorist Financing: Workshop on Safeguarding the non-profit sector from misuse for terrorist financing in the MENA region
In January 2023, the IIJ convened its first workshop on safeguarding the non-profit sector from misuse for terrorist financing in the Middle East. The event was organized with the generous financial support of the State of Kuwait within the framework...
5 - 8 December 2022
IIJ’s Global Central Authorities Initiative: Building Strong Procedural Mechanisms for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA)
In December 2022, the IIJ launched a new Canada-funded project to strengthen mutual legal assistance in Kenya and Somalia by organizing a National Workshop for Kenyan Stakeholders in Nairobi. This event, the first of five envisioned under the grant, assisted...
1 - 11 November 2022
IIJ CTAC: Second CTAC Course for Francophone North and West African Practitioners
In November 2022, the IIJ Academic Unit brought together 21 French-speaking criminal justice practitioners from West and North Africa for its second Francophone and fourth in-person Counter-Terrorism Academic Curriculum course (CTAC). This immersive, foundational course – funded by the Government...
27 October 2022
IIJ REMVE Initiative: Roundtable on Addressing Vulnerabilities to REMVE / Radicalisation
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...
11 - 13 October 2022
IIJ Judicial Capacity Building-Initiative: Regional Workshop on Reducing Pre-trial Detention in a Rule-of-Law Context
In October 2022, the IIJ convened its first regional workshop on reducing excessive pre-trial detention in West Africa. The workshop — convened with support from the Government of Germany — brought together 45 practitioners from Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger,...
27 - 29 September 2022
IIJ Addressing the Impunity of Sexual Violence in the Context of Terrorism Workstream: Regional Workshop on Enhancing the Investigation of Terrorism-Related Sexual Violence Crimes
In September, the IIJ and the Ministry of Gender and Family in Burkina Faso, organized a regional workshop in Benin on the investigation of terrorism-related sexual violence crimes. This three-day workshop brought together 40 criminal justice practitioners from Benin, Burkina...
20 September 2022
Using the Full Range of Criminal Justice Tools to Counter Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE): UNGA 77 Side Event
In September 2022, the IIJ, together with the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) “REMVE” Toolkit Initiative Leads, the United States and Norway, held a side event on Using the Full Range of Criminal Justice Tools to Counter Racially or Ethnically Motivated...
Counter Terrorism Financing
13 - 15 September 2022
IIJ Counter-Terrorism Financing: Mitigating Terrorist Financing Risks of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) in West Africa
In September 2022, the IIJ returned to Abidjan for the second workshop on Mitigating Risks Associated with Abuse of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) for Terrorist Financing Purposes in West Africa, a follow-up to its highly successful first event...
12 - 22 September 2022
IIJ CTAC: First CTAC Course for Practitioners from South and Southeast Asian
In September 2022, the IIJ Academic Unit convened its first English-language course for criminal justice practitioners from South and Southeast Asia. Based on the Academic Unit’s flagship Counter-Terrorism Academic Curriculum (CTAC) and funded by the Government of Australia, the course...
8 - 9 September 2022
IIJ Battlefield Evidence Workstream: Meeting on Battlefield Evidence from Afghanistan and Beyond
In September 2022, the IIJ welcomed 45 practitioners and policymakers from the United States and European Government agencies, EU institutions and select multilateral institutions for a meeting on Battlefield Evidence from Afghanistan and Beyond, held with support from the Government...
31 August 2022
IIJ Alumni: Virtual Launch of the IIJ Alumni Portal
In August 2022, the IIJ hosted its first online Alumni event to officially launch the IIJ Alumni Portal. The portal will further facilitate and support peer-to-peer exchange through a dedicated and secure gateway, access to unique multimedia content, research articles,...
26 - 28 July 2022
IIJ Addressing Homegrown Terrorism Initiative: Enhancing National-Local Coordination on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Radicalization and Terrorist Attacks
In July 2022, the IIJ in partnership with Strong Cities Network (SCN) implemented a regional workshop in Surabaya Indonesia, on ‘Enhancing Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Radicalization and Terrorist Attacks in Southeast Asia’. The workshop — convened with support from...
19 - 21 July 2022
IIJ Judicial Capacity-Building Initiative: Joint IIJ & UNODC Workshop on Accelerating Case Review and Reducing Pre-Trial Detention for Terrorist Offences through Remote Access Technology in Niger
In July 2022, the IIJ and the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) convened a workshop in Niamey to assess the feasibility and interest of Nigerien practitioners to introduce videoconferencing technology into preliminary proceedings, in hopes of reducing...
19 - 21 July 2022
IIJ Juvenile Justice Initiative: Joint OPDAT–IIJ Workshop on Justice for Children in Terrorism Cases in Burkina Faso
In July 2022, the IIJ in partnership with The U.S. Department of Justice/OPDAT in Burkina Faso organized a workshop for 29 Burkinabè practitioners including investigators, judges, defence counsel, prison officials, social workers, civil society, and representatives from the Ministry of...
27 June - 7 July 2022
IIJ CTAC: Pilot Anglophone Course for African Practitioners
In late June and early July 2022, the IIJ Academic Unit convened its pilot Anglophone course based on the innovative Counter-Terrorism Academic Curriculum (CTAC). Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark and co-hosted by the...