Laura Ombelet is Programme Assistant at ICCT starting January 2018. She was previously an Intern at ICCT. She recently graduated from Leiden University College with a B.Sc in Liberal Arts & Sciences, majoring in Governance, Economics and Development. At Leiden University College, she gained experience as a student research assistant, focusing on the topic of hybrid governance. In late 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 communication through social media channels; external communication with partners, academics and policymakers; background research and event organisation.
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 […]