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Tarik Gherbaoui


Tarik Gherbaoui is a researcher in international law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut where he also contributes to several projects in the context of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). Tarik holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College), and a Bachelor of Laws degree (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam, which included an Erasmus exchange to the University of Copenhagen. During the academic year 2019-2020, Tarik was awarded a ‘re:constitution Fellowship’ by the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin to conduct a research project on the deprivation of citizenship in the counter-terrorism context. He serves as a senior editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies. Tarik’s main research interests are focused on international and European efforts to counter terrorism, including in the digital realm.

Key ICCT Publications: Paulussen, C., and Gherbaoui, T. Trials in Absentia of Foreign Fighters and their Families? Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 01 August 2022.