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Lecture on Combating Terrorism with the Tools of Law


On 17 November 2015, ICCT and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut are hosting the lecture "Combating Terrorism with the Tools of Law. Process of Reflection on an International Court against Terrorism".

Romania and Spain have launched the idea of having an instrument aiming at including the crime of terrorism within the jurisdiction of an international court to be set up – the International Court against Terrorism. The proposal is based on the fundamental idea that terrorism should be fought with the tools of law, in particular international criminal law.

The event aims at discussing different possible options, arguments in favour of such options and challenges raised by them. The debate is also meant to discuss the added value that a future International Court against Terrorism might have.

Date   Tuesday 17 November 2015 at 15:00 - 17:00

Fee   Free

Venue   T.M.C. Asser Instituut, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague


Embassy of Romania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands


  • Mr. Ion Gâlea Director General for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
  • Mr. José Martín Pérez de Nanclares Head of the International Law Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
  • Dr. Bibi van Ginkel Research Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
  • Ms. Kirsten Meersschaert Regional Coordinator for Europe, Coalition for the International Criminal Court

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Registration We would like to kindly ask you to register for this event by sending an e-mail with the subject "Lecture: International Court against Terrorism"  and your name and affiliation to