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.
A number of Indonesian nationals who support the self-styled Islamic State have now returned home from the Middle East. Some may have received military training or even seen combat, but so far the majority have been those who failed in their attempts to enter Syria and Iraq from Turkey and were subsequently deported. While recent […]
On the 24 April 2018, ICCT, in collaboration with the Netherlands embassy in Qatar, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a workshop titled ‘Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Practitioners‘ […]
In a recent report, ‘Countering Terrorist Narratives’, written for the European Parliament LIBE committee by my colleagues Dr Haroro Ingram, Joe Whitaker and myself, we provided an overview of the multiple different projects and approaches being enacted at the International and European levels. Many different approaches have developed, each aiming to tackle the threat of […]