Dr. Bérénice Boutin
Dr. Bérénice Boutin is a Research Fellow at ICCT and a Researcher in public international law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, focusing on legal aspects of counter-terrorism and modern warfare. She notably conducts research on counter-terrorism legislation and the protection of human rights (in particular legislation adopted in reaction to the phenomenon of foreign fighters); state responsibility for international law violations in relation to the use of armed drones (in particular situations of complicity); and the use of force against terrorist groups in the territory of a non-consenting state.
She completed her PhD in international law at the University of Amsterdam (2015), with a dissertation on the topic of the responsibility of states and international organisations for violations of international law committed in international military operations. She holds Masters in law from the University of Amsterdam (2010) and from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2008).
Key Publications include:
Van Ginkel, B., and E. Entenmann (Eds.), “The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the European Union. Profiles, Threats & Policies”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 7, no. 2 (2016).
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]