An International Conference on “Victims of Terrorism” has been co-organised by the Spanish Government, the Organisation of American States (OAS) General Secretariat and the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Basque Autonomous Community. It was held on 16 and 17 June 2011 in San Sebastian, Spain.
This event brought together national and international experts to share their experience in the protection and support to victims of terrorism, and to comment on States’ ability to restore the situation of victims of terrorism and to increase the level of assistance given to them.
The Conference offered participating States a valuable insight into how to better implement existing policies and legal standards in these fields. It was also intended as a discussion-oriented forum for exchanging information, experiences, ideas, and innovative approaches.