Civil society and counter-terrorism: The next 20 years
Bond, the Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Group, the Conflict Policy Group, and the Civic Space Group
Thursday, September 2, 2021
This event marked 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.
The speakers in this event:
- reflected on these impacts
- explored how civil society has responded
- discussed 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 was chaired by Poonam Joshi from Global Dialogue and the Funders Initiative for Civil Society, and the keynote speaker was Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
The event was organised by Bond alongside the Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Group, the Conflict Policy Group, and the Civic Space Group.
Speakers for part 1:
- Chair Poonam Joshi from Global Dialogue and the Funders Initiative for Civil Society
- Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans, executive director, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
- Marc Batac, programmes manager, Initiatives for International Dialogue
- Martin Cottingham, director of external relations and advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide
- Rafael Zanatta, activist
Speakers for part 2:
- Chair Poonam Joshi from Global Dialogue and the Funders Initiative for Civil Society,
- Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, founder and director of research and policy, Spaces for Change
- Anna Oosterlinck, head of UN, Article 19
- Ali Altiok, independent researcher
- Lia van Broekhoven, co-founder and executive director, Human Security Collective