Countering Terrorism


AD HOC COMMITTEE ON COUNTERING TERRORISM

The Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism was established by the OSCE PA's Standing Committee on 5 July 2017 at the 26th Annual Session in Minsk. In consultation with relevant partners, the Ad Hoc Committee assesses terrorism trends in the OSCE region to identify priority areas of engagement for the OSCE PA, aiming to advance the OSCE PA’s efforts in the field of countering terrorism. 

Click here for a PDF factsheet detailing the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism. 

Mandate:

  • Advance OSCE PA’s efforts in the field of countering terrorism with a special emphasis on cross-dimensional issues, explore innovative approaches in the OSCE region and report back to the President and the Standing Committee;
  • Consider terrorism trends in the OSCE region and develop forward-looking policy recommendations aimed at enhancing the role of the OSCE and supporting participating States' efforts to develop effective and human rights-compliant counter-terrorism responses;
  • Promote inter-parliamentary dialogue and the exchange of best practices and lessons learned on issues related to countering terrorism;
  • Work closely with the OSCE executive structures and with relevant external partners on issues related to countering terrorism to improve the visibility and impact of the OSCE's action;
  • Promote the follow-up to OSCE PA recommendations in the field of countering terrorism.


The Ad Hoc Committee, led by Abid Qayyum Raja (Norway), currently consists of the following members. 

Members:

  • Abid Qayyum Raja (Norway), Chair
  • Lisa Chambers (Ireland), Co-Chair
  • Richard Hudson (USA), Vice-Chair
  • Sofio Katsarava (Georgia), Vice-Chair
  • Aude Bono-Vandorme (France), Vice-Chair
  • Kamil Aydin (Turkey)
  • Paolo Grimoldi (Italy)
  • Branimir Jovanovic (Serbia)
  • Pia Kauma (Finland)
  • Guy Teissier (France)
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