EU-UNODC Global Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF)

Project Duration
2015 - 2020
€ 5 million

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Pursuant to Resolutions 2170 (2014) and 2178 (2014), adopted on 15 August and 24 September 2014 respectively by the United Nations Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Initiative seeks to complement and build upon UNODC/TPB’s ongoing cooperation with Member States from the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Balkan regions towards the development of an effective and sustainable legal regime against FTF, embedded in the rule of law, due process and human rights.

Countries covered: MENA and Balkans


Enhance the implementation of a criminal justice response to FTF that fully incorporates the rule of law and respect for human rights approach.

Actions in brief

The project comprises a set of specialized technical assistance and capacity building activities, with the aim of  addressing the complex and interrelated challenges posed to the criminal justice systems of Member States by the FTF threat, at the normative level (addressing legal issues such as criminalisation of incitement to join terrorist groups, recruitment and training of FTF, individual terrorists (or terrorists acting alone), the use of Internet for terrorist purposes and the countering of terrorism financing) as well as at the operational level (encouraging the sharing of operational information and enhancing judicial international cooperation).


Human Rights