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Interpol and UNCTC issue handbook for online counter-terrorism investigations

Foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) use the Internet and social media for a diverse range of terrorist activities, from recruitment and radicalisation through to planning and funding. In response, Interpol and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCTC) have jointly...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Interpol highlights evolving foreign terrorist fighter threat at UN Counter-Terrorism Conference

The multi-directional movement of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) means that law enforcement needs to reinforce its partnerships. That was the message imparted by Interpol’s Secretary General Jürgen Stock at a recent United Nations high-level Counter-Terrorism Conference....
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Biometric data “playing key role in fight against crime and terrorism” finds Interpol Symposium

Responding to the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), Interpol is working to increase the use of its biometrics databases and capabilities to better track their movements globally. Launched earlier this year, Project First is among Interpol’s initiatives designed...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Interpol and United Nations forge closer ties against transnational crime and terrorism

United Nations (UN) Member States have adopted a major resolution by consensus which is specifically designed to further enhance collaboration between the UN and Interpol against transnational crime and terrorism. The resolution debated during the 71st session of the UN General...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Interpol leader warns of “dangerous gaps” in global screening for foreign terrorist fighters

Interpol’s Secretary General Jürgen Stock has stated that greater co-ordination is essential for the global community to effectively respond to the threat of returning foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). With increased concerns of the potential displacement of FTFs due to...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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The Threat is Real

The head of Interpol has stated that the global response to transnational terrorism must adapt to the evolving and expanding nature of the threat. Speaking at an international ministerial meeting on the subject of ‘Countering the Cross-Border Movement of Terrorism’,...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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“Global response to terrorism must evolve with the threat” asserts Interpol’s Secretary General

The head of Interpol has stated that the global response to transnational terrorism must adapt to the evolving and expanding nature of the threat. Speaking at an international ministerial meeting in Bali on Countering the Cross-Border Movement of Terrorism, Secretary Genera...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security
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European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Left: Interpol's Secretary General Jürgen Stock and, right, Europol's director Rob Wainwright
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Interpol and Europol chiefs issue joint ‘Call For Action’ targeting people smuggling networks

The heads of Interpol and Europol have called for urgent and co-ordinated action by law enforcement agencies to identify and disrupt the organised crime networks behind what they jointly describe as “unprecedented” levels of people smuggling. The need for co-ordinated...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015