Asser researcher involved in Council of Europe report on foreign fighters

Published 1 February 2016

On 27 January 2016, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a report by Rapporteur Dirk Van der Maelen on ‘Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq’. The explanatory memorandum (part C of the report) is largely based on what Van der Maelen termed the “excellent” study by Asser senior researcher Christophe Paulussen. The Council of Europe’s press release can be found here, the resolution can be found here, the report can be found here and the intervention of Van der Maelen during the debate on 27 January 2016 can be found here (between 22:33 and 35:20). The report was already adopted earlier, on 7 December 2015, by the Parliamentary Assembly’s  Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.