This project, "Supporting Measures to Strengthen the Rights and Role of Victims of Terrorism within National Criminal Justice and Counter-Terrorism Frameworks" was carried out within the framework of the UNODC's 'Global Project on 'Strengthening the Legal Regime Against Terrorism'. Under this project, ICCT provided support and assistance to participating countries (Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines) seeking to strengthen measures relating to the rights and roles of victims of terrorism within their national criminal justice systems and counter-terrorism frameworks.
This was implemented by the ICCT 'Victims Voices' project team. This previous initiative started in 2012 to allow victims of terrorism to share their unique experiences first-hand to help promote peace and delegitimize justifications for terrorist violence, pioneering a victim-centric approach to P/CVE.
On this project, the ICCT team organised several sub-regional workshops for policymakers, law enforcement and criminal justice officers, and representatives from civil society. In 2016 and 2017, AIDA and ICCT organised 5 national workshops in Bangladesh, the Maldives, the Philippines and Indonesia to promote and support efforts of participating countries seeking to more effectively support victims of terrorism.