Is the Global Counter-Terrorism Agenda Shrinking Civic Space?
The Funders Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) commissioned this paper in order to get a better understanding of the links between the global counter-terrorism agenda and the unprecedented attacks on civic space in recent years – unabating attacks on freedom of expression, freedom of association, and freedom of assembly by governments on every continent.
We worked with a team of international experts on the impact of counter-terrorism and national security on human rights to map all the United Nations agencies and transnational bodies with policy-making power and influence in this area. We wanted to pin down who now holds power over the determining of counter-terrorism measures, to whom are they accountable, and how civil society can regain some influence when it has clearly been excluded..
Publication date: May 2022