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).
In the aftermath of a terrorist attack, a series of events can ostensibly be relied on. As we mourn, the media frantically try to gather information about the attacker(s) and, upon learning that they used social media for some part of their activity, it is suggested by journalists, politicians, and pundits that they were radicalised […]
In recent years Europe has faced an increasing wave of so-called ‘lone actor’ attacks committed by jihadist terrorists. This trend has continued in 2017. For example, the attacks in London and Stockholm, which were simple but devastating in their methodology, used vehicles to run pedestrians down. While the London attacker disembarked to engage in a […]
In a March 2017 paper published by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism—The Hague, this author introduced a framework for studying the construction of extremist identity through ideological texts. This Report will examine the framework against a historical example of the so-called Islamic State (IS) propaganda to illustrate how messaging strategies can be based on insights derived […]