Julie Coleman J.D., LL.M

Julie Coleman is a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead (P/CVE) at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT). Currently, her work focuses on the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, particularly on the management of radicalisation in prisons, and on the rehabilitation and reintegration of Violent Extremist Offenders (VEOs) and returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their families. She has supported prison administrations and other institutional actors in developing capacities in conducting risk assessment, including supporting the development of risk assessment tools, in Mali, the Western Balkans, and North Africa.

She holds a Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) in International and Comparative Law from Duke University, a Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, and a Graduate Diploma of Law from the College of Law of England and Wales. During her studies, she focused on the intersection of national security and human rights and she has a particular interest in issues surrounding deprivation of nationality.

Prior to joining ICCT, Julie worked with the ILO in Lebanon, as well on various USAID and US State Department projects in the Western Balkans. She has worked with civil society organisations and governments to increase societal resilience and build capacities to prevent and counter violent extremism.

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Key ICCT Publications:

Demuynck, M. and Coleman, J. Customary Leaders and Terrorism in the Sahel: Co-opted, Coerced, or Killed? Perspective, The International Centre for Counterterrorism, 06 April 2022

Demuynck, M. and Coleman, J. Acteurs Coutumiers dans un Contexte Singulier – Recommandations en Matière de Politique et de Programmation. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, Clingendael, and USAID, 30 March 2022

Demuynck, M. and Coleman, J. Customary Characters in Uncustomary Circumstances – Programming and Policy Recommendations. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, Clingendael, and USAID, 30 March 2022

Demuynck, M. and Coleman, J. Political Upheaval and Counter-Terrorism in Burkina Faso: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 01 February 2022

Mehra, T. and Coleman, J. The Fall of Afghanistan: A Blow to Counter-Terrorism and Rule of Law Efforts. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 23 August 2021

Coleman, J., Dal Santo, E., Demuynck, M., Vellage, L. and Vermeersch, E. Dynamics of Support and Engagement: Understanding Malian Youths’ Attitudes towards Violent Extremism. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 24 February 2021.

Mehra, T. and Coleman, J. Vienna Attack: the Path of a Prospective (Foreign) Terrorist Fighter, Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 16 November 2020

Baldardo, E., Coleman, J., Dal Santo, E., Demuynck, M. and Vermeersch, E. When the Music Stops: The Impact of Terrorism on Malian Youth, Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) & United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), 21 October 2020.

Coleman, Julie and Joana Cook. “Shamima Begum, citizenship revocation and the question of due process,” Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 17 July 2020.

Coleman, J. and Demuynck, M. La Mort de Droukdel : Implications pour AQMI et au Sahel, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 10 June 2020.

Coleman, J. and Demuynck, M. The Death of Droukdel: Implications for AQIM and the Sahel, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 9 June 2020.

Coleman, J., Avdimetaj, T. What EU Member States can learn from Kosovo’s experience in repatriating former foreign fighters and their families, Policy Brief, Clingendael, May 2020.

Coleman, J., van der Heide, L. The Last Frontier: Prisons and Violent Extremism in Mali, Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, May 2020.

Coleman, J. The Impact of Coronavirus on Terrorism in the Sahel, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, April 2020.

Coleman, J. and Demuynck, M. The Shifting Sands of the Sahel’s Terrorism Landscape, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, March 2020.

Coleman, J., Vermeersch, E., Dal Santo, E. and Demuynck, M. Social Media in Mali and its Relation to Violent Extremism: A Youth Perspective, Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, March 2020.


Email: J.Coleman@icct.nl