Ongoing projects

Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (PRR) Practices in Iraq

ICCT, in partnership with IOM, organised four roundtables on Prosecution, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration with relevant government institutions in Iraq.


A new EU-funded project starts in 2022: Promoting collaborative policies of inclusion relating to children of far right and Islamist parents in Western Europe (PREPARE).

USAID Customary Resilience

The USAID project seeks to understand the role of traditional authorities in strengthening and/or weakening community resilience to violent extremism in the Sahel.


The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) is an academic research initiative backed by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an independent but industry-funded initiative for better understanding, and counteracting, terrorist use of technology.

Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism and International Crimes

Many terrorism-related crimes have an international dimension and overlap in scope with other types of crimes. Sexual violence, human trafficking and migrant smuggling will be explored with relation to terrorism financing.

Rule of Law-Based Use of Administrative Measures in a Counter-Terrorism Context

This project aims to complement existing counterterrorism legislation and policies. Additional administrative measures can constitute a valuable tool to deal with an individual considered to be a risk for national security when there is not enough evidence to open criminal proceedings.

Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW)

It is widely acknowledged that proliferation, illicit trafficking, and diversion of small arms and light weapons (SALW) across the world poses a significant threat to peace and security at a national, regional, and global level.

Radicalisation Awareness Network Policy Support

The renewal of the EU Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) contract allows for the commencement of the second phase of this project (RAN 2021) and a continuation of ICCT´s involvement in the Radicalisation Awareness Network. This project encourages a better sharing of ideas that will improve contact between thousands of first-line practitioners, numerous law enforcement […]

Summer Programmes

ICCT can plan and deliver tailor-made programmes on a range of counter-terrorism related topics. Get in touch with our Office Manager to receive more information on how ICCT can organise and deliver different (training) programmes to your organisation.

Completed projects

Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism

Terrorism and communication have always been inextricably linked. In order to achieve their goals, terrorists seek to promote their acts of violence to as wide an audience as possible, whether seeking to radicalise potential recruits, or aiming to spread fear through society they can stand to gain from media coverage of their acts.

Countering Violent Extremism in Mali (MERIT)

Since 2016, ICCT and UNICRI have been developing and implementing activities in Mali to prevent and counter violent extremism in prisons and local communities. We have focused on improving the management of Violent Extremist Offenders (VEOs) in prison and on increasing the resilience of Malian youth and their communities against violent extremism. Young people play […]

Protecting Intelligence Sources & Witnesses

In November 2012, ICCT together with the T.M.C. Asser Institute began a criminal justice sector/ rule of law capacity building project aimed at developing or improving good practices in an effective and rule of law-based criminal justice sector response to terrorism. The project relates to the efforts of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Criminal Justice Sector/Rule […]

Rehabilitation & Reintegration

Since 2010, ICCT has been conducting projects, research and specialised technical assistance on the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders. This initiative focusses primarily on prisons as potential enabling environments where convicted (terrorist) offenders may network, exchange information, radicalise, recruit and even command or plan terrorist operations outside prison. Eventually, most convicted offenders will […]

Military Transition Strategies

The project focused on assessing how military interventions can best prepare the ground for an effective long term counter-terrorism policy, looking at three case studies: Libya, Afghanistan and Mali. Each case was analysed and discussed during three high level expert meetings, the findings of which were presented in research papers. The combined insights of these […]

Terrorists on Trial

On 30 March 2011, ICCT – The Hague organised an Expert Meeting entitled ‘Terrorism Trials as Theatre: A Performative Perspective’. The Expert Meeting applied a performative perspective to three well known and recent trials in different parts of the world: the trials against the Dutch Hofstad Group, the Mumbai 2008 Terrorist Attack Trial and the […]

Radicalisation Awareness Network 2012

Since June 2012, ICCT has participated in the EU Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). RAN, which officially launched on 9 September 2011, is an “umbrella network”, or network of networks, which provides a platform for practitioners to gather and share best practices in countering radicalisation leading to violent extremism.

Lone Actor Terrorism: Database

As intelligence agencies and law enforcement have become increasingly adept at detecting and disrupting large-scale terrorist plots, potential attackers have instead turned to smaller scale, less sophisticated assaults. In part, this trend reflects a decision by extremist groups to adopt lone actor terrorism as a tactic, with groups trying to inspire their supporters to carry out […]

Future Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Trends

At the beginning of March 2012, ICCT began a project to look into future trends and scenario-development relating to terrorism and counter-terrorism, featuring innovative thinkers and future analysts.

Evidence Collected by the Military

The past years have shown a clear shift in counter-terrorism operations: rather than a “capture or kill” attitude, counter-terrorism activities are increasingly moving towards law enforcement operations with a focus on criminal prosecutions. Nevertheless, the military remains an important actor in such operations and has become crucial in securing and gathering evidence either in or […]

Engaging Civil Society in Rehabilitation

Promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders (VEOs) is a critical component of addressing the full lifecycle of violent extremist radicalisation and recruitment. Amid growing numbers of returning foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and the active prosecution of suspected terrorists in general, the need to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of VEOs to optimise […]

Curriculum Development for the Rule of Law

Together with the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), ICCT has been supporting the development of an International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, which related to the work by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). The Institute is intended to serve as an international centre for excellence, […]

Criminal Justice Sector Responses: Morocco

The T.M.C. Asser Institute and ICCT, in conjunction with the Club of Magistrates of Morocco, conducted a workshop alongside the MATRA South “Administration of Justice” trainings organised by Asser in September 2013 as part of this completed project. Over 20 participants from the Moroccan justice sector participated in the event, following a request by Moroccan participants in […]

Countering Incitement and Violent Extremism

For several years ICCT has been working together with the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Human Security Collective (HSC) to organise regional and national workshops on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005).

Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications

The Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications (CTSC) Project, led by the International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague, is a collaborative project bringing together experts from Europe, USA and Australia as well as researchers from the Middle East and South Asia. It was set up to tackle one of the most significant national and global […]

Civil Society Engagement: Nigeria

In spring 2014, ICCT commenced a long-term project on countering the appeal of terrorism in Nigeria and building community resilience. The project is funded by the United Nations’s  Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) within the framework of the Integrated Assistance for Countering Terrorism (I-ACT) Initiative, and is carried out by ICCT jointly with the Human Security Collective / Cordaid (HSC) and the […]

Boundaries of the Battlefield

In early 2013, ICCT commenced an initiative entitled “Boundaries of the Battlefield”, which seeks to critically explore the legal paradigms and rules in countering terrorism. The initiative is conducted in conjunction with the T.M.C. Asser Institute and conducted primarily by ICCT.

Foreign Fighters Workshops

Foreign fighters can pose a potential threat to states in numerous ways: at the minimum level, it is likely that, if they return, they will have experienced psychological trauma associated with war and will require health care assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration type interventions. While abroad, foreign fighters can also pose a threat by attempting to recruit others […]

Victims’ Voices

Victims’ Voices pioneers a victim-centric approach to P/CVE by empowering victims of terrorism to become effective messengers for peace