National Coordinator, NCTC represents Nigeria at GCTF Meeting in New York

The National Coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre, Office of the National Security Adviser, Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa represented Nigeria at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) meeting on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), 2023 in New York.

From Left: National Coordinator, NCTC, Rear Admiral YEM Musa (rtd) and others at the GCTF Meeting in New York

Nigeria as Co- Chair with Italy of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group (CJ-RoL WG), in collaboration with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law’s (IIJ) and the EU funded Counter-Terrorism Platform for Human Rights Engagement (CT PHARE) facility on 27 April 2023 launched a survey on the application of of the non-binding recommended good practices set out in the GCTF’s Hague Memorandum Good Practice 5 on supporting the right of the accused to a fair trial with adequate legal representation and Rabat Memorandum Good Practice 7 on providing for lawful exercise of pre-trial detention of terrorist suspects.

Through this survey of GCTF members States, as well as UN Member States, the study evaluated the extent to which these Good Practices are being implemented globally and established areas for improvement.

The Co-Chairs are slated to present the report of the survey on the 20th of September, 2023, during a side event organised in the margins of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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