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Managing Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Associated Travellers

Toronto, April 23, 2018

Context

With the territorial decline of Daesh, there is increasing concern about the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters and associated travellers who may seek to return home or relocate to other countries. These are individuals from our and other countries who have travelled abroad to conflict zones, such as Syria and Iraq, to actively engage in terrorist activities, i.e., foreign terrorist fighters or to provide support to terrorist groups.

Some of these individuals have brought families to conflict zones or established them in theatre, and there is a prospect that these families could also return or relocate. Their return or relocation, including women and children, many of whom may have participated in or been exposed to traumatic violence and extremist ideologies, will be an important challenge our societies will have to face in the coming years. This necessitates a commitment to supporting evidence-based, multi-agency interventions that respect human rights, and are age-sensitive, trauma- and gender-informed.

We commit to working together to manage the threats posed by these individuals and their families, through a range of enforcement, disruption and prosecution measures, and in cases where applicable, disengagement, deradicalization and reintegration. Measures will respect human rights and the rule of law, and should be gender-sensitive. To this end we will:

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Source: Official website of the 2018 G7 Canadian Presidency


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