Civil society and counter-terrorism: The next 20 years

This event marks the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1373, which laid the foundations of the global counter-terrorism architecture.


This event marks the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1373, which laid the foundations of the global counter-terrorism architecture. The proliferation of counter-terrorism and security laws have had a profound impact on development, civic space, humanitarian action and peacebuilding in the last 20 years.

A diverse line-up of speakers will:

  • reflect on these impacts
  • explore how civil society has responded
  • discuss what more needs to change following the renegotiation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy earlier this year to protect civil society and human rights and facilitate humanitarian action and peacebuilding.

The event will be chaired by Poonam Joshi from Global Dialogue and the Funders Initiative for Civil Society, and the keynote speaker will be Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

The event is organised by Bond alongside the Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Group, the Conflict Policy Group, and the Civic Space Group.

Programme

This webinar will run from 13:00 - 15:00 British Summer Time (UTC +1), with a short break at 13:55.

Registration

Speakers

Funders Initiative for Civil Society

Consultant director at Funders Initiative for Civil Society

Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is the new special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans
European Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans is the executive director of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law.

Ali Altiok

Ali is an independent researcher specialized in youth, peace and security agenda and countering securitization of young people.

Initiatives for International Dialogue

Marc Batac is the programmes manager of the Initiatives for International Dialogue.

Human Security Collective

Lia van Broekhoven is co-founder and executive director of Human Security Collective. 

Spaces for Change

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri is the founder and director of research and policy at Spaces for Change.

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Martin Cottingham is the director of external relations and advocacy at Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Article 19

Anna Oosterlinck is head of UN at Article 19.