The sco rats executive committee participated in the virtual round table of global research network & virtual open briefing of the counter-terrorism committee executive directorate of the un security council

On October 6 and 9, 2020, the SCO RATS Executive Committee in delegation of the Deputies Director Ahat Mukashev, Vadim Barchuk and Liu Jie took part in the virtual round table of global research network on “Emerging trends in violent extremism conducive to terrorism: a focus on extreme right-wing terrorism” & virtual open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate on “Emerging trends in violent extremism conducive to terrorism and addressing violent extremism through a human rights-based approach”.

The panelists of the events carried out the analysis of the emerging threat of far right or racially and ethnically motivated terrorism (REMT).

The participants noted that REMT was not a new phenomenon but in last few years had evolved into a more dynamic trans-national threat reaching new horizons and incorporating new players into its fold. In 2019 all other forms of terrorism decreased but the white supremacist and far right wing attacks increased for a 3 times.

The parties agreed that the frequent use of cyber space and the gamification of terror has given the far right wing extremism a new dimension. Today, using cyber space through Social Media platforms the far right wing ideologies at global level are calling for use of lethal force to influence on demographic changes and mass migrations.

During the exchange of views, it was stressed that the financial institutions found it extremely difficult to detect the financial flows of extreme right-wing extremists because they are, in majority, self-motivated terrorists. The financing of REMT is carried out through charity funds or at the executors’ own expenses, thus going beyond the «generally accepted schemes» of the financing of terrorism.

In practical terms, there had been suggested the measures to be adopted in formularizing new policies at national and international levels to mitigate a new threat – REMT, as well as there had been exchange of the best practices in mitigation of terrorism on race and ethnicity ground.

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