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Good practices for managing violent extremist…

Good practices for managing violent extremist prisoners: preventing radicalisation to violence while promoting disengagement and rehabilitation (2023 Counter-Terrorism Week Side-Event)
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This side event is co-organised by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), and the Council of Europe, in partnership with Austria, Finland, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

States around the world have been devoting increased resources to the critical task of managing violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) to preventing further radicalisation to violence while also supporting disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration. As an emerging field of practice, there is a need for policymakers, practitioners, as well as experts in civil society, academia and others, to share good practices and lessons learned.

Drawing from recent national and international initiatives and projects aimed at preventing violent extremism in both custodial and non-custodial settings, the side event will focus on potential ways to balance security needs while maintaining respect for international human rights standards. The event will feature a panel discussion composed of experts and practitioners with extensive experience in addressing these issues. 

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week is a biennial gathering of Member States and international counter-terrorism partners. The Third Counter-Terrorism Week (CT Week) is scheduled to take place from 19 to 23 June 2023 at the UN Headquarters in New York.