Tanya Mehra LL.M
Tanya Mehra LL.M is a Senior Project Leader at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague and prior to that a Senior Education Manager at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut – Centre for International & European Law. At the Asser Institute she was responsible for managing the portfolio of education and training activities.
With a background in international law Tanya is involved in providing evidence-based policy advice, setting up capacity building projects, advising governments on CT legislation and knowledge dissemination in the form of seminars, workshops or expert meetings.
Tanya’s main areas of interest are international (criminal) law and rule of law approaches in countering terrorism, with a special focus on the foreign terrorist fighter phenomenon. She works closely with policy makers, judges, prosecutors and other actors of the criminal justice sector as well as international organisations. At ICCT, Tanya has been involved in a number of projects, including Curriculum Development for the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law in Malta, ICCT/Asser’s Rule of Law Project “Protection and Use of Intelligence Information and Witnesses in Terrorism-Related Court Cases” and the Project on “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” aimed at developing tailor-made workshops addressing the challenges posed by the growing number of foreign terrorist fighters. Since September 2015 Tanya has been responsible for providing substantive support to the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Working Group on ‘Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ where she has been involved in drafting the Addendum to Hague-Marrakech Memorandum and setting up a state-of-the-art knowledge hub on foreign terrorist fighters.
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, provides an overview of current approaches to countering terrorist narratives. The first and second sections outline the different responses developed at the global and European Union levels. The third section presents an analysis […]
Uighurs, specifically individuals of Turkic decent from China’s northwest province of Xinjiang, have become a noticeable part of the constellation of globally active jihadist terror groups. Uighur jihadists first came to the world’s attention when the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001. While continuing their cooperation with the Taliban under the banner […]
Introduction The recent creation of an Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT) to coordinate the overall United Nations (UN) response creates a fitting opportunity to redress the current fractious approach of the many entities within the UN system with counter-terrorism mandates by considering sensible and practical recommendations on how to do so. The recommendations made in […]