Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni
M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught from 1964 – 2012. He was a founding member, and later President and President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute. In 1972 he was one of the founders of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy, where he served as Dean until 1989 and then as President. He also served as the Secretary General and President of the International Association of Penal Law (1974-2004). Prof. Bassiouni has been appointed to numerous UN positions, including Chair of the UN Security Council Commission to investigate war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, Chair of the UN Libya Commission, and UN Independent Expert on human rights in Afghanistan. He has received numerous distinctions and awards including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize (1999), and 9 honorary degrees from prestigious institutions.
By Dr. Lorne L. Dawson. As many commentators have argued, much of the extraordinary success of IS in recruiting foreign fighters stemmed from their more explicitly apocalyptic vision of the struggle against the enemies of Islam. Swift military success was followed by the restoration of the Caliphate and pronouncements of the imminent and final global […]
Children have always been among the most vulnerable victims of violence and, at times, some of its brutal purveyors. They have played various roles in furthering violent extremism and participating in acts of violence, ranging from inciting propaganda online to carrying out deadly attacks. Rather than exceptionalizing these children, their treatment under the criminal justice […]
The EU is spending hundreds of millions of euros annually in Africa on countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism projects, but is that funding allocated appropriately or even the right kind of support? Evidence from the field suggests it is not. The problem is that while EU aid can improve the capacity of regional and […]