New report: Cross-border criminal justice and security: the impact on human rights

The increasingly global nature of terrorism and violent extremism, resulting from the increased prevalence and sophistication of transnational networks and the ease of international travel, has rendered purely national responses to security threats anachronistic. The need for states to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism is now arguably greater than ever before. States across the OSCE region have responded to this challenge by working more closely through both bilateral and multilateral means. 

The new report by Civic Solidarity's Counter Terrorism Working Group, coordinated by Fair Trials and SOVA Center for Information and Analysis focuses on formal types of collaboration, which are supported by laws and international agreements. The main topics of the publication are: extradition, expulsions, extraordinary rendition, as well as the different mechanisms used for cross-border information-sharing. 

You can find a link to the report in PDF here:  csp_wg_spreads.pdf


The Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Anti-Extremism and Human Rights (the ‘Counter Terrorism Working Group’) is part of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP). It aims to: monitor the human rights impact of counter-terrorism and anti-extremism initiatives across the OSCE region and raise the alarm when human rights threats emerge; facilitate the exchange of experience and expertise between CSP members with respect to the human rights impact of counter-terrorism and anti-extremism initiatives; and advocate to ensure human rights standards are respected and promoted within policies and initiatives to counter terrorism and violent extremism. The Counter Terrorism Working Group is co-ordinated by Fair Trials and the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis.