Courts and Counter-Terrorism Symposium

The second symposium on ‘Courts and Counter-Terrorism’ was led by Dr. Christophe Paulussen, senior researcher at the Asser Institute. In the context of counter-terrorism, what is the role and responsibility of courts, and constitutional courts in particular? In many respects, courts are the last line of defence in upholding the rule of law during times when it really matters, when society is put to the test. This symposium analyses important judgments and legislative developments in several countries (the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, Turkey, China, France, Germany and Spain), with respect to the responsibility of courts, constitutional courts in particular, in the context of counter-terrorism.

Blog Post (1): Courts and Counter-Terrorism: the Last Line of Defence?Dr. Christophe Paulussen
Blog Post (2): Is Travel to Syrian Warfare a Terrorist Crime? The Finnish Case - Prof. Martin Scheinin
Blog Post (3): The Right to Fair Trial and the Rise of Sensitive Intelligence Evidence: Responses from the Dutch and UK Courts - Dr. Rumyana Grozdanova
Blog Post (4): State Secrecy in Counterterrorism: Different Judicial Standards of Review – The Abu Omar Case before Italian Courts - Prof. Arianna Vedaschi
Blog Post (5): The State of Emergency, Non-Refoulement and the Turkish Constitutional Court - Dr. Margarite Zoeteweij
Blog Post (6): China’s Constitution and the People’s War on TerrorDr. Daniel Sprick
Blog Post (7): Excesses of Counter-Terrorism and Constitutional Review in France: The Example of the Criminalisation of the Consultation of WebsitesBy Dr. Bérénice Boutin
Blog Post (8): The Case Law of the Bundesverfassungsgericht on Counterterrorist MeasuresDr. Benjamin Rusteberg
Blog Post (9): "Passive Indoctrination" as a Terrorist Offense in Spain – A Regression from Constitutional Rights?Dr. Laura Gómez Abeja