Global Counterterrorism Forum details counterterrorism efforts

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The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) released a fact sheet on Tuesday that detailed efforts of member countries to develop action plans to meet civilian counterterrorism goals and actions that specific countries are taking to further the forum’s goals.

The sheet provided information on the Hague – Marrakech Memorandum on good practices to better respond to foreign terrorist fighters, the adoption of framework documents regarding protection and use of intelligence, countering violent extremism and good practices in adjudicating incidents of terrorism.

The Open Border Management Initiative, a joint project of the GCTF and the UN Counter-Terrorism Center will launch in Morocco in late 2014 or early next year.

The United States and Morocco are also working on a GCTF initiative in the Sahel-Magreb that aims to make sharing information among officials in the justice departments of the regions easier, promote shared priorities and help coordinate extradition and legal assistance requests. The initiative launched from Sept. 9 to 11 at the International Institute of Justice in Malta. The second meeting of the initiative will be held later this year or early next year in Morocco.