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Counter-Terrorism Programmes


The Counter Terrorism is a network of prosecutors engaged in the prosecution of terrorism cases and provides a valuable forum in which prosecutors from around Africa exchange national experiences, identify common challenges and discuss ways to address these challenges, share and promote good practices.

Terrorism is a global problem that requires informed criminal justice responses. The prosecution of terrorism cases requires specific expertise and raises unique legal and technical challenges. As the nature of terrorism evolves, so too must the skills and knowledge of prosecutors. A focus on prosecutions provides the means through which to embed rule of law-based responses to terrorism.

The is established under the auspices of the Africa Prosecutors Association and in partnership with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee – Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). 

The provides access to specialist terrorism prosecutors from around the world and provide APA members with access to:

  • A discussion board and individual database accessible through a secure online platform for the exchange of queries and advice;
  • A contacts database of fellow terrorism prosecutors from around the world;
  • A database of counter-terrorism training courses and presentations;
  • A resource-base and collection of counter-terrorism material; and
  • Opportunities for exchange of tools to counter and detect terrorism.


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Counter-terrorism (also called anti-terrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.

If terrorism is part of a broader insurgency, counter-terrorism may employ counter-insurgency measures. The United States Armed Forces use the term foreign internal defense for programs that support other countries in attempts to suppress insurgency, lawlessness, or subversion or to reduce the conditions under which these threats to security may develop