2018 Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism within a Rule of Law Framework

Register now for the Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism within a Rule of Law Framework organised by ICCT and the Asser Institute from 27 August to 31 August 2018 in The Hague.

The Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism within a Rule of Law Framework is co-organised by the Asser Institute and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) and seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of legal aspects of counter-terrorism.

In its Resolution 2396 of 21 December 2017, the United Nations Security Council reaffirmed that ‘terrorism poses a threat to international peace and security and that countering this threat requires collective efforts on national, regional and international levels on the basis of respect for international law’, and that ‘States must ensure that any measures taken to counter terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law’.

This Advanced Summer Programme offers an in-depth look at the challenges that come with adopting and implementing counter-terrorism measures while ensuring respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. During an intensive week, experts from academia and practice will explore (international) legal aspects of counter-terrorism and provide key insights into current issues and best practices.

The programme covers a wide range of topics (including the definition of terrorism in international and domestic law, legal limits to military responses to terrorism, criminal justice responses to terrorism, evidentiary issues and other prosecutorial challenges, administrative and security measures), and comports various types of activities (including lectures, interactive sessions, study visits, group discussions, panel presentations).


Participants to this Summer Programme will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the different legal challenges and underlying dilemmas when adopting and implementing counter-terrorism measures.
  • Be provided with tools and best practices to effectively prevent and combat terrorism within a rule of law framework
  • Explore both theoretical and practical aspects of counter-terrorism with high-level speakers
    Have unique networking opportunities with speakers and participants from diverse backgrounds.


  • Registration is now open. Please follow this link to register.


€ 1695

Two Programmes for a Discounted Price
Prior to this summer programme, participants have the opportunity to enrol in a complementary summer programme that focuses on preventing violent extremism. This programme is organised by the Centre for Professional Learning of Leiden University and ICCT. Participants who wish to register for both summer programmes (preventing violent extremism organised by Leiden University and Rule of Law organised by the Asser Institute) can do so for a discounted price of €2995. Please contact educationtraining@asser.nl if you wish to register for the combined summer programme discount package.

For more information or questions please contact educationtraining@asser.nl or info@icct.nl.