The Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER)
The CODEXTER is an inter-governmental committee of experts. In 2003 it replaced the Multidisciplinary Group on International Action against terrorism (GMT) to coordinate the implementation of the Council of Europe's action against terrorism. (see the
CODEXTER's Specific Terms of Reference).
The CODEXTER is currently focusing on:
- the preparation of country profiles on counter-terrorism capacity;
- exchanges of information and best practice on compensation and insurance schemes for the victims of terrorism;
- identifying gaps in international law and action against terrorism with a view to proposing ways and means to fill them; and
- monitoring the signatures and ratifications and promoting the effective implementation of the Council of Europe conventions applicable to the fight against terrorism, in particular the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No.196).