Security Council prolonges CTED mission for three years in res 1963

On the 20th of December the Security Council decided that the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) would continue to operate as a special political mission under the policy guidance of the Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee for another three years, through 31 December 2013. The Council directed CTED to provide an updated Global Implementation Survey of resolution 1373 (2001) by 30 June 2011 and a Global Implementation Survey of resolution 1624 (2005) by 31 December 2011.  Both Surveys should assess the evolution of risks and threats, and the impact of the implementation; identify gaps in the implementation; and propose new practical ways to implement the respective resolutions. Reminding that effective counter-terrorism measures and respect for human rights were complementary and mutually reinforcing, and noting the importance of respect for the rule of law in combating terrorism, the Council encouraged the CTED to further develop its activities in that area and to ensure that all human rights issues were addressed consistently and even-handedly.

For more background see this paper by the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation.

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