Project Overview

In January 2018, RSIL in collaboration with the UNODC, began an ambitious capacity building initiative aimed at improving the technical and legal capacity of prosecutors in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Prosecution Department with the objective of improving the prosecution’s performance in counter-terrorism cases in the province.

Under this project, RSIL’s research team is responsible for developing eight training modules on various critical areas relating to criminal justice and counter-terrorism, including on circumstantial evidence, forensics, examination strategies, counter-terrorism financing, police-prosecution cooperation, narcotics etc.  RSIL is also required to conduct 12 one-week training workshops for prosecutors which disseminates the training material developed by our research team.

Project Outcomes

RSIL has completed the development of all training modules under this project. 2 one-week training workshops have already been conducted for prosecutors on using circumstantial evidence in terrorism cases and examination strategies during terrorism trials. The remaining 10 workshops are scheduled to be held during the remaining months of 2019.

Date: January 2018 – December 2019

Team: Jamal Aziz, Oves Anwar, Zainab Mustafa, Minahil Khan, Hafsa Durrani, Hijab Siddiqui, Abdul Ghani, Ahmed Farooq, Hira Arif Riar

Project Partner: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ‘Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism’ (PACT) project financed by the European Union

Training Sessions

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The modules are aimed at identifying and isolating specific concerns, capacity gaps and needs that relate to the following areas:
  • Understanding & Presenting Circumstantial Evidence in Terrorism Trials
  • Examination Strategies During Terrorism Trials
  • Using Forensics In Judicial Proceedings
  • Administrative Management: Managing Audit and Accounts
  • Police-Prosecution Cooperation
  • Counter-Terrorist Financing
  • Terrorism and Technology
  • Guidance Document: When to Prosecute ATA Cases