Launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2015

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The Hague Institute for Global Justice hosted a panel discussion on the Global Terrorism Index 2015. The Index is the world’s leading metric for policymakers in their efforts to track and understand how to measure the impacts and underlying drivers of terrorism.

Lia van Broekhoven, Executive Director of Human Security Collective was part of the panel discussion at the event. While noting that most terrorist attacks occur in states experiencing political violence and exclusion, van Broekhoven noted that measures against terrorism must address both push and pull factors, that is confront disrespect for human rights and social injustice. Furthermore, she argued that ruling out interaction with terrorists groups hinders reconciliation and the negotiation of peace. She also reiterated the importance of building resilient communities and the role of civil society. For more, and to listen to the discussion, see here.