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.
Since President Trump attempted to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the United States, the question which Muslims are ‘moderate Muslims’ and which are potential ‘radical Islamist terrorists’ has gained new relevance. While some Muslim leaders deny any connection between their religion and terrorism, it is undeniable that many terrorists claim to act in […]
This Report engages in a comparative analysis of ISIS’s Dabiq and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazines in order to ‘reverse engineer’ lessons for CT-CVE strategic communications. It examines how Dabiq and Inspire deploy messaging that is strategically designed to appeal to its audiences and drive their radicalisation. This study particularly focuses on how […]
This essay builds on Kyle Orton’s recent article for BICOM’s series on “The Day After ISIS,” which comprehensively lays out the political, social, and military conditions that will determine whether the Islamic State (IS) will survive the current efforts to defeat it in Syria and Iraq. I want to focus on some of the interesting aspects of […]