Anna-Maria is an Editor and Programmes Assistant at the ICCT. Since graduating from Leiden University’s MSc Crisis and Security Management in April 2019, she has worked in the field of international criminal investigations, and as a researcher at the TMC Asser Institute. Her research interests include intelligence, the changing nature and role of evidence in ICHL trials, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the connection between conflict and the climate crisis.
Anna-Maria gained a BSc in Anthropology from Brunel University in London, UK. She is particularly keen on adopting an ethnographic research approach when possible, especially after spending over 6 months in southern Italy researching and writing on the migrant crisis. Her latest work prior to joining the ICCT was in an international NGO, focusing on documenting the atrocities in Syria and Iraq and bringing justice to those affected.
Recent cases of attacks by released terrorist prisoners highlight issues around the risk of re-offending posed by former terrorist prisoners. What are the appropriate processes and systems for managing and risk assessing such individuals, and to what extent is rehabilitation possible in the context of terrorist offending? This Policy Brief will explore these and related […]
On May 19th, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they were commencing terrorist proceedings related to a February 24 stabbing attack at a massage parlour in Toronto. In doing so, they claimed that this attack—in which an unnamed 17-year-old male killed a woman and injured one other individual—was inspired by what they call ‘Ideologically Motivated Violent […]
In 2013, four young British men from West London travelled to Syria to join ISIS. Dubbed ‘The Beatles’ by their hostages, and subsequently the global media, this British ISIS cell allegedly became responsible for at least twenty-seven beheadings of Western hostages. Six years have since gone by and despite their capture the remaining two members […]