About CTPN

The Counter Terrorism Prosecutors Network (CTPN) is a network of prosecutors engaged in the prosecution of terrorism cases and provides a valuable forum in which prosecutors from around the world exchange national experiences, identify common challenges and discuss ways to address these challenges, share and promote good practices.

Terrorism is a global problem that requires informed criminal justice responses. The prosecution of terrorism cases requires specific expertise and raises unique legal and technical challenges. As the nature of terrorism evolves, so too must the skills and knowledge of prosecutors. A focus on prosecutions provides the means through which to embed rule of law-based responses to terrorism.

The CTPN is established under the auspices of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and in partnership with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee – Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). 

The CTPN provides access to specialist terrorism prosecutors from around the world and provide IAP members with access to:

  • A discussion board and individual database accessible through a secure online platform for the exchange of queries and advice;
  • A contacts database of fellow terrorism prosecutors from around the world;
  • A database of counter-terrorism training courses and presentations;
  • A resource-base and collection of counter-terrorism material; and
  • Opportunities for exchange of tools to counter and detect terrorism.


To find out more about joining the only worldwide association of prosecutors and accessing the CTPN, please visit the IAP's Membership page.

Please contact Allan Ngari, CTPN Coordinator, with any questions and contributions: angari@issafrica.org