SAVE THE DATE: 10th Advanced summer programme on terrorism, countering terrorism and the rule of law

Published 7 February 2020

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Registration will open soon for our highly successful Advanced summer programme on terrorism, countering terrorism and the rule of law. In the tenth edition of this unique and innovative training, you will get the latest insights into current and future issues on terrorism, countering terrorism and the rule of law. Click here to receive an alert when registration opens.

Across the world, terrorist attacks have triggered a steep increase in security-related laws and measures. To prevent terrorism as early as possible, states have introduced limitations on freedom of speech, curbs on financial and other support and have resorted to revoking nationalities. How proportionate and legitimate are these measures? Are they effective? Our renowned summer programme will bring you inspiring lectures by leading experts in the field, interactive sessions, study visits, group discussions (Chatham House Rules), panel presentations and a great network in the field.

Key topics

  • The public and (countering) terrorism
  • Administrative and security measures
  • Prosecuting terrorism cases in practice
  • (Permanent) States of emergency and human rights
  • Addressing online extreme and radical (terrorism-related) speech
  • Former combatants and their role in countering violent extremism
  • Latest trends in the legal aspects of terrorism & counter-terrorism
  • Kafkaesque trials & sensitive intelligence evidence in counter-terrorism cases

Target audience

  • Practitioners
  • Diplomats
  • Academics
  • Civil service
  • Policymakers
  • PhD candidates
  • Security services
  • People working for NGOs
  • National and international experts

When & Where
24-28 August 2020, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague

Project leader
Dr Rumyana van Ark (née Grozdanova) is Post-Doctoral Researcher in Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and International Law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut within the Research Strand ‘Human Dignity and Human Security’. She is also a Research Fellow and a Coordinator at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT – The Hague).

Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law
This research strand adopts a human rights approach to global challenges, inter alia in the fields of counter-terrorism, international and transnational crimes, new technologies and artificial intelligence, and historical memory. It examines what it means to safeguard human dignity - also in relation to human security - in these areas.

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