Launch of the book Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond, followed by a panel discussion

31 - 31 May 2016
  • Starts at: 19:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, T.M.C. Asser Press and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT)
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague

This book offers various perspectives, with an international legal focus, on an important and underexplored topic, which has recently gained momentum: the issue of foreign fighters. It provides an overview of challenges, pays considerable attention to the status of foreign fighters, and addresses numerous approaches, both at the supranational and national level, on how to tackle this problem. Outstanding experts in the field – lawyers, historians and political scientists – contributed to the present volume, providing the reader with a multitude of views concerning this multifaceted phenomenon. Particular attention is paid to its implications in light of the armed conflicts currently taking place in Syria and Iraq. 

19:00: Welcome and introduction by Dr. Christophe Paulussen (T.M.C. Asser Instituut & ICCT) 
19:10: Presentation by Dr. Francesca Capone (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
19:30: Presentation by Prof. Edwin Bakker (Institute of Security and Global Affairs & ICCT) and Mr. Mark Singleton (Acting Head, Administrative Unit, Global Counterterrorism Forum)
20:00: Q&A
20:30: Closure by Dr. Christophe Paulussen and Mr. Frank Bakker (T.M.C. Asser Press)
20:35: Drinks

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