EVENTS

Seminar | 12 March

Dignity and Dawn: Libya's Escalating Civil War

On Thursday 12 March, ICCT convenes the evening seminar “Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War” during which ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross will shed light on the complex situation in Libya and reflect on a range of economic, ideological and political / social challenges for policymakers.

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Public Lecture | 20 March 2015

Globalised Conflict Situations: Nigeria’s Boko Haram in Perspective

On 20 March 2015, The African Studies Centre Leiden will convene the public lecture "Globalised Conflict Situations: Nigeria’s Boko Haram in Perspective". Eghosa Osaghae, Professor of Comparative Politics and Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada (Nigeria), will present her analysis of ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria and explain the impact that Nigeria's local conditions have on global conflict currents.

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Summer Programme | 24-28 August 2015

Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas

From 24 – 28 August 2015, ICCT and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut convene the fifth Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas.

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NEWS

News item | 27 February 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Our February 2015 newsletter is out! Read about our latest events, publications and activities. 

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News item | 24 February 2015

Expert Roundtable Meeting with Mr. Adriaan van der Meer

On Thursday 29 January 2015, ICCT hosted a Roundtable Meeting on “Managing Global Threats – Opportunities for Mobilising Dutch Expertise” with Mr. Adriaan van der Meer, Head of Unit of the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) at the EU Development and Cooperation (EU DEVCO).  

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News item | 13 February 2015

The ICCT Welcomes New Fellows

ICCT welcomes three new Fellows including Dr. Elaine Pressman, Ms. Seran de Leede and Mr. Daan Weggemans, and Ms. Naziha Laribi as Communications Intern.  

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News item | 3 February 2015

Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas

From 24 – 28 August 2015, ICCT and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut are organising the fifth Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas.

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News item | 30 January 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Our first newsletter for 2015 is out now! Read about our latest activities and sign up to receive our monthly news.

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News item | 29 January 2015

Dutch Foreign Fighter Omar H. Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

On 27 January, the Court of Appeal in The Hague sentenced 23-year old Omar H. from Amsterdam to 18 months unconditional imprisonment for, amongst others, participation in training for terrorism. It is the first decision in which a Dutch court has issued a judgement on the participation in and assistance to terrorism. It is also the first time that a suspect is convicted in appeal for plans to travel to Syria to participate in the jihad.

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PUBLICATIONS

Research Paper | 26 February 2015

Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War

This research paper ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Mr. Nathaniel Barr provides a detailed examination of the armed conflict in Libya between the Operation Dignity and Libya Dawn military coalitions. The conflict erupted in May 2014, when Dignity leader Khalifa Hifter announced the launch of his campaign, which was aimed at ridding eastern Libya of Islamist militias, beginning with Benghazi. This offensive shattered a fragile status quo.

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RUSI Journal Article | 5 February 2015

Mali's Long Road Ahead

In this article published by the Royal United Services Institute Journal, ICCT Research Fellow Sergei Boeke and Antonin Tisseron (Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, Paris) discuss recent military operations in Mali and warn against the temptation to treat the various jihadists as a homogenous group. Instead, the authors highlight the multiple fractures within the myriad, smaller factions that must be addressed if stability is to be restored to Mali.

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Commentary | 22 January 2015

Accountability and Transparency in the United States’ Counter-Terrorism Strategy

In the following commentary, ICCT Research Fellow Jessica Dorsey responds to the recently released CIA "Torture Report" and discusses the accountability and transparency in the counter-terrorism strategy of the United States.

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Op-Ed | 9 January 2015

Paris 7-8 January: Darkness in the City of Light

ICCT Director Mr. Mark Singleton responds to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January 2014. In this Op-Ed he discusses the downside of increased securitisation and the need for a comprehensive approach to counter-terrorism.

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