Judicial Counter-Terrorism Register
During the annual meeting on counter-terrorism at Eurojust from 20-21 June 2019, national experts agreed on further practical steps to implement a judicial counter-terrorism register. The register will centralise judicial information on counter-terrorism proceedings from all EU Member States. It establishes links between judicial proceedings against suspects of terrorist offences and helps Eurojust offer better coordination.
The register was initiated by France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis in November 2015. They showed the need for the judicial authorities to get a quick overview of judicial proceedings in other EU Member States against terrorists who increasingly operate across borders.
The Counter-Terrorism Register (CTR) focuses on judicial proceedings and convictions only, and therefore will not overlap with the criminal analysis carried out by Europol. The new EU database does not include only jihadist terrorism, but also terrorist offences from extreme right and left-wing groups in Europe. The CTR was launched on 1 September 2019.