Launch of Judicial Counter-Terrorism Register at Eurojust

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Publication Date 05/09/2019
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A Counter-Terrorism Register (CTR) was launched at Eurojust on 5 September 2019, aimed at reinforcing the judicial response in Member States to terrorist threats and to improve security for citizens.

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The CTR - which entered into force on 1 September - centralises key judicial information to establish links in proceedings against suspects of terrorist offences. The CTR is managed by Eurojust on a 24-hour basis and provides proactive support to national judicial authorities. This centralised information aims at helping prosecutors to coordinate more actively and to identify the suspects or networks that are being investigated in specific cases with potential cross-border implications.

The register was set up based on Council Decision 2005/671/JHA.

Source Link http://www.eurojust.europa.eu/press/PressReleases/Pages/2019/2019-09-05.aspx
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Reuters, 05/09/2019: EU sets up tool for easier conviction of jihadist fighters as hundreds may return https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN1VQ1YN
The Brussels Times, 05/09/2019: EU launches terrorism register to better identify cross-border suspects and networks https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/eu-affairs/67003/eu-launches-judicial-counterterrorism-register/
EurActiv, 06/09/2019: EU launches new counter-terrorism database https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/eu-launches-new-counter-terrorism-database/
Independent.ie, 06/09/2019: EU sets up counter-terror register to deal with returning ex-Isil fighters https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/eu-sets-up-counterterror-register-to-deal-with-returning-exisil-fighters-38472575.html

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