New Foreign Fighters Tab Launched on the International Crimes Database

Published 29 January 2018

The Asser Institute’s International Crimes Database (ICD) has just launched a new tab dedicated to the topic of foreign fighters. This tab contains a collection of cases of (individuals related to) (potential) foreign fighters, whether the suspects are charged with terrorist crimes, war crimes or other crimes.

The (analysis of) cases will allow policy makers, practitioners and scholars to get a better insight and understanding into how (individuals related to) (potential) foreign fighters are prosecuted and which lessons learned can be distilled from these prosecutions.

These lessons will also be incorporated in papers that will be published on the foreign fighters tab of the ICD and/or the ICCT website.

The first paper, based in part on the first batch of ICD case summaries, as well as other sources, is entitled ‘Prosecuting (Potential) Foreign Fighters: Legislative and Practical Challenges’ and is authored by Christophe Paulussen and Kate Pitcher. It can be found here

The new tab will be maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and is sponsored by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT).