Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten.
The number, range, and scope of intergovernmental entities and initiatives with a counterterrorism component have grown significantly in recent years. Today, a web of counterterrorism laws, policies, and enforcement approaches is developed and overseen by over 70 international institutions, bodies, and networks around the world. These efforts focus on everything from promulgating international legal rules to developing global policy standards, from drafting model criminal laws to promoting intelligence- and information-sharing. To date, the full scope of these efforts has not, to our knowledge, been captured in one place.
We set out to identify and summarize these efforts in a single online resource.
Read more about the background of this project here.
Photo credit: The U.S. Army, “080306-F-1644L-028,” CC BY 2.0.
We broke down the initiatives and entities into multi-regional efforts (divided into U.N. and non-U.N. initiatives) and regional efforts (divided into Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific, and Europe regions).