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INSCT Working Group on Islamic Law and Postconflict Justice at the Brookings US-Islamic World Forum, 2014

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Periodic Updates on Egypt by M. Cherif Bassiouni

Updates and commentary on developments in Egypt are available 7 February, 2011 onwards.

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Aziz Rana spoke at INSCT on “Constitutionalism and the Foundations of the Security State.”

Aziz Rana is a Professor of Law at Cornell University.On April 16,2014, he spoke at INSCT on how discourses of security and constitutional commitment historically emerged in tandem and have had the primary effect of reinforcing rather than checking one another. This effect raises real questions about the political function of constitutionalism in American life […]

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Karima Bennoune Speaks at INSCT on “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here”

Karima Bennoune is a professor of international law at the University of California-Davis School of Law. In her book, she has chronicled stories of people from the around the world who have spoken against Muslim religious fundamentalism. She spoke on April 10 at the Maxwell School under the Carol Becker Middle East Security Speaker Series.

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Islam and IHL Workshop, 2009: Participant Abstracts

INSCT’s interdisciplinary workshop on Islam and IHL on April 17, 2009 gathered scholars and practitioners from the fields of Islamic law, Muslim politics and culture, comparative religion and history, international conflict and security, and international law and human rights. It was a vital first step in a larger effort to understand the challenges posed to […]

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Report of the First UN Working Group on Radicalization and Extremism

The Report details the different counter-radicalization strategies adopted by 34 member states of the UN. Report of the First UN Working Group on Radicalization and Extremism  

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Youth Engagement to Counter Violent Extremism and Radicalization – OSCE

Report on the findings and recommendations stemming from the Expert Roundtable on “Youth Engagement to Counter Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism”, jointly organized by the OSCE Secretariat and OSCE ODIHR on 23-24 October 2012 in Vienna, Austria.

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UN Counterterrorism Strategy

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted by Member States on 8 September 2006. The strategy, in the form of a resolution and an annexed Plan of Action(A/RES/60/288), is a unique global instrument that will enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter terrorism.

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A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

By using the existing Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), founded by the U.S. State Department in conjunction with Muslim-majority governments (including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey), the United States is now ideally situated to create a long-term funding mechanism, or “global venture,” that consolidates existing programs and seeds new initiatives. Done properly, within eight to ten […]

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Promoting Online Voices for Countering Violent Extremism -RAND

RAND researchers reviewed literature and interviewed American Muslims experienced in social media to understand and explain key challenges facing Muslim activists against extremism, and to identify ways in which the public and private sector can help empower CVE voices online. Their recommendations include reducing the national security focus of CVE where possible: addressing sources of […]

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