In 2015, the International Republican Institute – a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy – developed a Task Force of Western Balkan legislators, academics and thought leaders focused on developing best practices in countering violent extremism and mitigating malign foreign influence, writes Lucas Jensen, IRI Program Associate for Europe:
With its genesis in IRI’s Task Force, in the fall of 2017, IRI and the BiH Ministry of Security formed a working group of law professors, judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials – one of the first collaborations between civil society and government of its kind in BiH – to thoroughly dissect and suggest improvements to BiH’s current Criminal Code. But beyond being clearly focused on strengthening BiH’s national security by proposing policy revisions, the Working Group’s efforts play an important supporting role in Sarajevo’s journey to join European institutions by harmonizing BiH domestic policy with the EU Directive on counterterrorism – part of BiH’s overall effort to strengthen the rule of law and coordinate policies with Brussels benchmarks.
Digital Counterterrorism: Fighting Jihadists Online
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005