International Conference on the Roles of Women and Children in Terrorism

15-16 December 2021, Strasbourg, France

The CDCT, in collaboration with other relevant bodies of the Council of Europe, namely, the Gender Equality Commission (GEC), the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held an International Conference on the Roles of Women and Children in Terrorism at the Council of Europe Premises, in hybrid format, on 15-16 December 2021.

Conduct of criminal trials against foreign terrorist fighters

11-12 June 2019, Madrid, Spain

A Workshop on the conduct of criminal trials against, and the prosecution of, foreign terrorist fighters, including returnees and relocators is taking place in Madrid at the Centre for Legal Studies (Centro de Estudios Juridicos) on 11 and 12 June 2019. One of the main objectives of this Workshop is to gather together specialised judges and prosecutors to draw on relevant first-hand experiences and challenges faced when dealing with criminal cases concerning foreign terrorist fighters, returnees and relocators.

2nd Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime

21-22 September 2017 - Málaga, Spain

In addition to discussing issues relating to the crime-terror nexus and exploring realistic strategies to prevent and suppress terrorism and organised crime, the different conference sessions will try and identify how relevant actors can work together to share experiences, exchange information, develop practical strategies for transnational co-operation, and enhance the co-ordination of law enforcement responses.


Terrorism and Organised Crime

25 - 26 September 2014 - Málaga, Spain

The aim of the conference was to identify best practices from the fight against terrorism and other forms of serious organised crime, to examine the potential for cross-fertilisation in policy-making in these areas and to encourage the adoption of a comprehensive approach to the prevention and combating of terrorism and other forms of serious organised crime.


IstanbulNational and International Coordination

24 - 25 October 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey

The conference aimed to identify good practices in counter-terrorism coordination on national and international levels and to explore ways of improving coordination between intergovernmental, regional and supranational organisations in counter-terrorism field. 


Use of Special Investigation Techniques

14 - 15 May 2013 - Strasbourg, France

Participants tried to bring a broader perspective to examining the existing international legal frameworks governing the use of such techniques, to identify new developments in this area since the adoption of Recommendation Rec(2005)10, to exchange views on the challenges faced by states and on best practices to overcome these challenges while fully respecting Human Rights and the Rule of law.