The Eurojust Casework on Counter-Terrorism: Insights 2020–2021 report presents the tangible results achieved (including seizures, confiscations, arrests and convictions) thanks to Eurojust’s coordination of counter-terrorism cases. It builds on Eurojust’s experience in assisting cross-border counter-terrorism investigations and prosecutions, and in facilitating the exchange of information on judicial proceedings. It outlines Eurojust’s role in coordinating judicial cooperation when dealing with the protection of terrorism victims, jurisdiction issues and requests for assistance to third countries.
The report focuses in particular on the progress achieved through the European Judicial Counter-Terrorism Register, and the use of judicial cooperation tools in cross-border counter-terrorism cases, including joint investigation teams. It also addresses specific legal and practical challenges in the criminal justice response to terrorist phenomena, such as foreign terrorist fighters (and the related use of battlefield evidence), right-wing and left-wing terrorism, and modus operandi used by terrorist networks, cells and individual offenders.