Policy Brief

Cooperating With Civil Society to Rehabilitate and Reintegrate Violent Extremist Prisoners

Author : Sebastien Feve and Christopher Dean
Date : August 2020

UN Security Council Resolution 2396 recognizes the contributions of civil society to the rehabilitation and reintegration of returning and relocating foreign terrorist fighters and their families, encouraging member states to engage civil society when developing their rehabilitation and reintegration strategies. This policy brief explores how government and civil society can advance their cooperation in the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals convicted and imprisoned for violent extremism or terrorism-related offenses. It presents the current state of cooperation between government and civil society in the rehabilitation and reintegration process, then outlines the potential objectives of further cooperation. For each objective, the brief explores the opportunities and challenges of cooperation for both governments and civil society.

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