The criminal justice sector response is an important aspect of an overall, rule of law-based approach to counter-terrorism. ICCT has worked on a range of issues related to the criminal justice sector, including the close monitoring of a number of terrorism trials and commentary on legal aspects of proceedings and judgements. Next to this, the Centre is implementing a capacity building project on the protection of witnesses and the use of intelligence in terrorism-related court cases to enhance the criminal justice sector response. Similarly, ICCT has analysed the potential role of armed forces in providing evidence for terrorism-trials. ICCT also looks beyond the judicial aspects of terrorism cases and explores the wider, societal implications of trials and their performative power in a seminar series entitled “Terrorists on Trial”.


Perspective | 6 Mar 2019
The Repatriation of Foreign Fighters and Their Families: Options, Obligations, Morality and Long-Term Thinking

In this Perspective, Tanya Mehra and Christophe Paulussen discuss the issue of (possible) repatriation of foreign fighters and their families, especially from Syria. They address several policy options by taking into account legal, moral and (long-term) security perspectives.

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