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.



News item | 24 April 2015

ICCT Future Host GCTF Administrative Unit

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague (ICCT) is proud to inform you that the Administrative Unit of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) will, from January 2016, transfer to ICCT. 

News item | 20 April 2015

ICCT Vacancy: Team Leader GCTF

ICCT is seeking a Team Leader for the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Administrative Unit. 

News item | 16 April 2015

Update on the Summer Programme: Prof. Richard English on Essential Counter-Terrorism Paradigms

Prof. Richard English will be delivering one of the lectures during the fifth Summer Programme on Legal Challenges and Dilemmas in Counter-Terrorism. Prof. English will be focusing on essential counter-terrorism paradigms.

News item | 7 April 2015

Meeting Report on CTED Research Network Launch

On 19 February, ICCT Director Mr. Mark Singleton attended the launch of the global research network of CTED. This network aims at strengthening the capacity to identify new trends and developments in terrorism and monitoring the different counter-terrorism efforts by UN Member States.

News item | 31 March 2015

March 2015 Newsletter

Our March 2015 newsletter is out! Find out more about our latest publications, activities and events.

News item | 25 March 2015

Meeting Report on Dawn and Dignity: Libya’s Escalating Civil War with Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On Thursday 12 March 2015, ICCT hosted two events around the Research Paper “Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War” by ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross: an Expert Roundtable Meeting and a public Evening Seminar. Read the meeting report here.



Research Paper | 24 April 2015

Towards a European Position on Armed Drones and Targeted Killing: Surveying EU Counterterrorism Perspectives

In this Research Paper, ICCT Research Fellows Ms. Jessica Dorsey and Dr. Christophe Paulussen gauge the extent to which European Union Member States share the position of the United States on armed drones and targeted killings. In doing so, it aims to assist in distilling a Common EU position on the use of armed drones and a legal framework for counterterrorism-related uses of force. 

Background Note | 22 April 2015

European Female Jihadists in Syria: Exploring an Under-Researched Topic

The number of young Western women travelling abroad to join the "Islamic State" (IS) continues to increase. However, little is known about these women, including their motivations and roles within organisations such as IS. With this Background Note, Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Ms. Seran de Leede provide preliminary answers and explain what is known so far.

Commentary | 21 April 2015

Responding to Foreign Fighters: A Quick Overview for People with Little Time

In this commentary ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Christophe Paulussen gives a quick snap-shot of the foreign fighters phenomenon, which is a complex and multi-faceted issue. The commentary is based on the speech Dr. Paulussen presented to the Council of Europe's Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy on 16 March 2015.

Research Paper | 31 March 2015

Responding to Cyber Jihad: Towards an Effective Counter Narrative

In this research paper, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel analyses the role of the internet and social media in processes of radicalisation. It offers an outline of the various aspects of the jihadist narrative, in order better to understand what message needs to be countered.

Commentary | 30 March 2015

The (In-)Effectiveness of "Deterrence" as an Instrument Against Jihadist Terrorist Threats

In this commentary, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel discusses deterrence as an instrument against terrorism: does implementing new policies and laws deter potential terrorists or does this have little effect? Dr. van Ginkel stresses the need to take all potential effects of a policy into account, in order to draft a comprehensive counter-terrorism policy.