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ICCT Newsletter for June 2016 - NO. 60
ICCT Publications
What Do We Know of Converts and Islamist Terrorism? 
Policy Brief | 17 June 2016 
This ICCT Policy Brief authored by Bart Schuurman provides an overview of what is known about converts’ involvement in homegrown jihadism and the foreign fighter phenomenon.
Lessons for Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications
Research Paper |1 June 2016
The rich history of propaganda during conflict offers vital lessons for improving current (and future) counter-terrorism strategic communications, which are more likely to succeed if based on a multifaceted approach.
Making CVE Work
Research Paper | 26 May 2016
J.M. Berger argues for a narrow approach to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), focusing on disengagement and disruption of recruitment. The author develops a simplified model of radicalisation and offers recommendations to accomplish CVE goals.
ICCT Publications
Deadline Approaching (18 July) to Register for Counter-Terrorism Summer Programme
Update | 30 June 2016
From 29 August until 2 September 2016, ICCT and the Asser Instituut will organise the sixth Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism in The Hague. The preliminary programme is now available on our website and we are welcoming registrations.
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ICCT Publications
The Courtroom as a Stage for Terrorists 
Book | 19 May 2016
This book edited by ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Alex P. Schmid and Prof. Dr. Beatrice de Graaf looks at terrorism trials as a form of theatre that can shape new narratives of justice and/or injustice. The study looks at the mechanisms and effects of terrorism trials in and outside the courtroom.
Launching the CTSC Project
Project | 26 May 2016 
The Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications (CTSC) Project aims to understand and confront the propaganda messaging of violent extremists in order to develop key principles and guidelines for counter-terrorism strategic communication efforts. 
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How to Deal with Violent Extremist Offenders in Prison? 
Book | 24 May 2016 
ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Tinka Veldhuis addresses the management of violent extremist offenders in detention. A central argument of the book is how concentration strategies to manage violent extremist offenders are often flawed – based on untested, potentially false assumptions that are rooted in fear rather than in facts.
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Judgment in Largest Terrorism Case in the Netherlands
Judgment | 30 June 2016 
In June 2016 the District Court in The Hague published the unofficial English translation of the judgment of one of the largest terrorism case in the Netherlands. The judgment includes considerations on jurisdiction, terrorist intent, incitement, recruitment, training and the status of foreign fighters under international law.
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ICCT Publications
Book Launch: Foreign Fighters under International Law 
Book Launch | 2 June 2016

On 31 May 2016, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut hosted the launch of the book Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond which includes the contribution of several ICCT Research Fellows. The questions considered during the Q&A session included issues such as the role of female foreign fighters as well as  the distinction between foreign fighters and mercenaries.
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In the Media

ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Alex P. Schmid explores and questions some assumed causal links between terrorism on the one hand and (forced and irregular) migration on the other. One of the findings is how migration control for countering terrorism might hurt bona fide migrants and legal foreign residents more than mala fide terrorists.
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