Executive Forum on Terrorism Investigation and Prosecution
In a first for the Center, CHHS partnered with the U.S. Department of State to hold an Executive Forum entitled “Prosecuting Terrorism and Organized Crime” for a delegation of 16 judges and prosecutors from the Philippines in late July 2013. Prior to their week-long visit, CHHS worked with the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) to put together every aspect of the forum, beginning with understanding the needs of the delegation when it came to investigating and trying complex criminal cases in their homeland.
The forum that resulted included discussions and panels with defense attorneys, former Central Intelligence Agency staffers, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials, cyber security experts and several Federal judges. The group also traveled to the Department of Justice, the U.S. Supreme Court and FBI headquarters. Topics ranged from speedy trial, human rights, and civil liberty concerns, to international cooperation in fighting terrorism and working with law enforcement to build solid cases.
This text is taken from the CHHS Fall 2013 Newsletter.