Leiden Policy Recommendations on Counter-terrorism and International Law

On Thursday 1 April 2010, Dr. Larissa van den Herik and Professor Nico Schrijver presented to Minister Verhagen the Leiden Policy Recommendations on Counter-terrorism and International Law. The Leiden Policy Recommendations are the result of a three-year project, which the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and Campus The Hague organised with the full support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim of the project was to contribute to the debate on the role of international law in countering terrorism. In 2008, the project leaders Van den Herik and Schrijver composed three expert working groups, consisting of distinguished international experts. These working groups covered the following topics: (i) Improving International Cooperation in the Investigation & Prosecution of Terrorist Acts; (ii) The Use of Force against Terrorists, and (iii)Intersection Between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law in the Fight against Terrorism. The Leiden Policy Recommendations provide expert perspectives on areas in which greater consensus needs to be pursued.

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