Laura Ombelet is Programme Assistant at ICCT starting January 2018. She was previously an all-round Intern at ICCT.
She graduated from Leiden University College in 2017 with a BSc (Honours) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, majoring in Governance, Economics and Development. While studying, she gained experience as a student research assistant working on the topic of hybrid governance. In 2016, she spent a semester abroad studying International Development and Urban Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
At ICCT, her responsibilities lie with online and external communication with partners academics and policymakers; background research; project management support and event organisation.
This report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]