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About CIS ATC

The Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Center (CIS ATC, Center) was established by the Decision of the Council of the Heads of States of the CIS member-states of June 21, 2000 and is a permanent specialized institution of the CIS. The CIS ATC provides coordination of activity of the CIS competent authorities in the sphere of combating international terrorism and other acts of extremism.

The legal status, main missions, functions, components and organizational basis of the CIS ATC activity are governed by the Regulation on the Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Center approved by the Decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of States of December 1, 2000.

The Council of the Heads of Security Bodies and Special Services of the CIS member-states executes principal management of the Centre's activity.

Since November 2006 the CIS ATC has been headed by Colonel General of Police Andrey P. Novikov pursuant to the respective decisions of the Council of the CIS Heads of States (2006, 2009, 2012).

The main missions and functions are derived from the Regulation on the Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Center:

1. Elaborating proposals for the Council of the CIS Heads of States and other CIS bodies on directions of the CIS member-states' cooperation in combating international terrorism and other acts of extremism.

2. Coordinating interaction between the CIS competent authorities in combating international terrorism and other acts of extremism.

3. Analysing the incoming information on the state, dynamic and development trends of the international terrorism and other acts of extremism in the CIS member-states and other states.

4. Carrying out analytical studies on the hot issues of the international anti-terrorism activity. Preparing own printed publications.

5. Building and developing the Specialized Data Bank (SDB) of the Center with use of capacities of the Joint data bank of the security bodies and special services, data banks of other CIS competent authorities. Regular and on-demand presentation of information to the CIS competent authorities participating in building the CIS ATC SDB:

- on the international terrorist and other extremism organizations, their leaders and persons involved;

- on the state, dynamic and development trends of the international terrorism and other acts of extremism in the CIS member-states and other states.

- on the non-governmental structures and persons supporting international terrorists.

6. Participating in preparation and conduct of anti-terrorism training and joint staff command exercises arranged by the decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of States.

7. Assisting the interested CIS member-states in preparation and conduct of search operations and integrated operations aimed at combating international terrorism and other acts of extremism.

8. Assisting the interested CIS member-states in inter-state search of persons who committed terrorism offences and fleeing from prosecution or execution.

9. Participating in preparation of model legal acts, governing documents as well as international agreements concerning counter-terrorism and counter-extremism.

10. Assisting in organization of training for the specialists and instructors of the counter-terrorism units.

11. Developing the models of the coordinated anti-terrorism operations and assistance in their conduct.
Organizing coordination of interaction during anti-terrorism operations performed by the decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of States and if necessary by the instructions of the heads of the interested CIS member-states pursuant to the established procedure.

12. Participating in elaboration of the counter-terrorism and counter-extremism programs of the CIS member-states.

13. Participating in preparation and holding of the scientific-training conferences and workshops. Facilitating exchange of experience in combating international terrorism and other acts of extremism.

14. Establishing and maintaining working contacts as instructed by the Council of the Heads of Security Bodies and Special Services of the CIS member-states with international centers and organizations involved in fighting international terrorism, as well as with respective specialized structures of other states.

The Program of cooperation of the CIS member-states in combating terrorism and other violent acts of extremism is the fundamental document defining the scope of the CIS ATC missions.

The Program is adopted by the decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of States every three years. This arise from the necessity in adequate reaction of the Commonwealth member-states to the current changes in the operational situation in the counter-terrorism and counter-extremism activity.
Today the Program of cooperation of the CIS member-states in combating terrorism and other violent acts of extremism for 2014-2016 is in effect.

Within the scope of the concluded agreements, the Center closely cooperates and interacts with the CIS statutory institutions and branch cooperation bodies including the CIS Executive Committee, Council of the CIS Ministers of Interior, Council of the CIS Ministers of Defense, Council of the Commanders of the Border Forces, Council of the Heads of the Customs Services, Coordination Council of the CIS General Prosecutors, their working bodies, as well as the Office for the Coordination of the Fight Against Organized Crime and Other Dangerous Types of Crime on the Territory of CIS member-states, regional and international organizations (SCO, CSTO, UN, INTERPOL, OSCE).

The CIS ATC is staffed on the coalition ground in accordance with the quota of posts envisaged by the Center's establishment. Today the CIS ATC's team includes the representatives of the national security agencies and special services, Internal Affairs and Defense Ministries of the Commonwealth member-states.

 

Contacts

Address: 5 Khrushchevsky Pereulok, Bld. 3, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119034
Telephone: +7 495 987-04-44
Fax: +7 495 987-04-11
E-mail: info@cisatc.org