Jip Geenen is a former Project Officer at ICCT for the Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications project and supports the ICCT Communications team. Moreover, she is the point of contact for the Visiting Fellows Programme. Her areas of interest include terrorism trials and the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders. Jip has a background in Political Science (BSc, University of Amsterdam and San Francisco State University) and International Relations (MSc, University of Amsterdam). Prior to her Master Degree, Jip worked for ICCT as a Programme Assistant.
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 […]