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.
Islamic State (IS) has used English-language magazines as a crucial component of its propaganda strategy, particularly targeting Muslims living in the West. This paper provides a quick reference guide to IS’s English-language magazines released between June 2014 and September 2017 examining key themes and propaganda strategies deployed across three issues of Islamic State News, four […]
France ranks first in the EU as a provider of foreign terrorist fighters in Syria and Iraq, and as the most-targeted European country in the context of the Syrian-Iraqi conflict. France has a longstanding history related to jihadism, correlated with multiple grievances from jihadist groups: it has been depicted as an enemy of Islam because […]
Research on the engagement of children with the so-called Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS) relies heavily on the analysis of obtained ISIS documents and ISIS-disseminated propaganda, leaving major elements of the recruitment and deployment process uncovered. Such ambiguities hinder future efforts aimed at dealing with ISIS’ child soldiers. As such, an intensive effort to compile data […]