[Updated] The Foreign Terrorist Fighters Knowledge Hub

Published 24 May 2023

@Shutterstock - The FTF Knowledge Hub is an open-access resource on foreign terrorist fighters and states' responses to them. 

The Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Knowledge Hub, an open-access database developed by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), has just been updated to incorporate recent developments surrounding states’ responses to foreign terrorist fighters. In doing so, the FTF Knowledge Hub continues to be an essential resource on FTFs and states’ responses to them.

In total, 28 data points, involving eleven states, were updated. Among other important developments, recent prosecutions of four female returnees in the Netherlands, as well as further repatriations of Canadian citizens, are reflected in the update. In addition, recent literature has been added to both the website’s resource library and the standards and guidance section. Furthermore, all domestic policies and legal frameworks have undergone review to reflect the newest developments.

About the FTF Knowledge Hub
The FTF Knowledge Hub is an open-access database concerning states’ responses to so-called ‘foreign terrorist fighters’, or as defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014):

‘individuals who travel to a State other than their States of residence or nationality for the purpose of the perpetration, planning, or preparation of, or participation in, terrorist acts or the providing or receiving of terrorist training, including in connection with armed conflict’.

The FTF Knowledge Hub contains country-specific information on thirty different states, including FTF-related data, administrative and criminal measures, as well as rehabilitation and prevention policies, and is aimed at policy makers, practitioners, academics, journalists and students. The website provides comprehensive and detailed information specifically about FTFs who have travelled to Syria or Iraq.

Provide us your feedback and suggestions
We welcome the contribution of country-specific information, relevant research or data regarding the states included in the FTF Knowledge Hub. To submit information, please fill in our questionnaire, or send it to input@foreignterroristfighters.info.

For any other questions, suggestions or feedback, please reach out to input@foreignterroristfighters.info. We review the submitted information on a regular basis.