Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas

This Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas aims to provide participants the necessary knowledge and insights into the legal frameworks in countering today’s and tomorrow’s terrorism. Participants and lecturers search together for and discuss long-term, effective, international rule-of-law-based strategies and measures.
Topics include:

  • Defining Terrorism under International and Domestic Laws
  • The War Paradigm vs. the Law Enforcement Paradigm
  • The Role of International Human Rights Law in Countering Terrorism
  • The Role of Intelligence and the Police in Countering Terrorism
  • The Protection and Use of Witnesses in Terrorism Cases
  • Trying Terrorists at the Domestic and International Level
  • Legal Aspects in Countering the Foreign (Terrorist) Fighter Phenomenon

Both the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and ICCT are at the forefront of doing research and organising projects on these matters, and are ideally equipped to mobilise the best speakers on these topics. 

Study visits
Each year, study trips are organised to prominent institutions in The Hague, such as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Eurojust

Target audience
Front-line practitioners, policy makers (at the international, national, regional and local level), diplomats, (military) lawyers, professionals working at think-and-do tanks, international organisations, universities (including advanced (PhD) students) and the criminal justice sector, who want to expand their knowledge of the underlying legal tenets and dilemmas in countering today’s and tomorrow’s terrorism, are invited to apply.

Registration for the 2016 programme is now closed. E-mail us to register your interest for Summer 2017.

€ 1695

This fee includes lectures, study materials, study visits, water/tea/coffee and lunch during working days, a reception and an opening dinner.

The fee does not cover (international) travel costs, domestic travel to and from airports, (hotel) accommodation, insurance or other expenses. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut can provide prospective participants with a list of suitable hotels in The Hague.

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Download more information

Preliminary Programme Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism 2016.pdf
Brochure Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism 2016.pdf