Willemijn Tiekstra is a research fellow at ICCT. Her work focuses on the symbiosis of counter-terrorism measures, criminal law provisions and immigration powers, with a particular emphasis on the impact on human dignity and individual rights. Previously, she was a research assistant at the Clingendael institute. Her work at the Clingendael Institute focused on the implementation of European migration policies: implementation of internal EU policies as well as third country cooperation in the field of migration. Prior to working at the Clingendael Institute, Willemijn has worked as a Policy Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague and at the Netherlands Embassy in Athens, where her activities were also related to analyzing and feeding into the development of migration policies.
Key Publications include:
Tiekstra, W., Zweers, W., Innovation in EU Migration Policy: Towards a Truly Comprehensive Approach to Migration, Report, The Clingendael Institute, 6 September 2018.
Tiekstra, W., The Future of The European Migration System: Unlikely Partners?, Strategic Alert, The Clingendael Institute, 6 July 2017.
This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]