Roger Smart delivers key note speech on the prosecution of Foreign Terrorist Fighters at counter-terrorism conference.

Member of Chambers Roger Smart was on the panel of experts and delivered a key note speech on the prosecution of Foreign Terrorist Fighters at the inaugural counter-terrorism conference organised by The London Centre of International Law Practice & London Academy of Diplomacy.

25th November 2014 –  ‘Counter-Terrorism: International Initiatives, Perspectives and Challenges’
Counter-terrorism measures are multifarious in nature, and at times contradictory to the overall purposes of subverting terror. The subject is host to a diverse platform of strategies and propositions, aimed at preventing and eliminating environments that are conducive to the dissemination of terrorist activities and objectives. Terrorism continues to be a topical subject well into the 21st century, impacting the wider international community, with a growing challenge in ensuring security and the safeguarding of individual rights and freedoms.
This panel discussion features renowned speakers from varied fields of knowledge and expertise on the legal discourse pertaining to CT initiatives. Discussion will identify the key areas of contention in tackling the subject, including examining: the latest criminal justice responses; numerous UN & UN Security Council activities; the role of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF); challenges posed by the “foreign terrorist fighter”; developments in countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), and ways forward in combating violent extremism (CVE).

Contact our experts for further advice

View profile for Roger SmartRoger Smart