IASC Risk Management Toolkit, in relation to Counterterrorism Measures, 2015

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This toolkit has been independently commissioned by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as part of the workplan of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Its purpose is to outline a range of counterterrorism measures and their links to humanitarian action and share practical examples and methods employed by organisations to address the impacts of these measures, especially with respect to risk management procedures.

This toolkit is intended to contribute to an increased understanding of the connection between counterterrorism measures and humanitarian action and highlight steps that humanitarian organisations can take and are taking to address some of the main challenges and risks associated with these measures. The starting point is that principled humanitarian actors should seek to place their risk management procedures in relation to counterterrorism measures within the framework of the humanitarian principles and not vice-versa.