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Terrorism, Countering Terrorism and the Rule of Law

T.M.C. Asser Institute

Other Summer course Den Haag

Course description

Qualification None
Field of study General programmes
Course summary Explore the legal aspects of counter-terrorism: the challenges that come with adopting and implementing CT measures, while ensuring respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
Course description Our renowned summer programme will bring you lectures by top speakers in the field, interactive sessions, study visits, group discussions and panel presentations on current topics. Including the latest developments in the legal aspects of terrorism & counter-terrorism, administrative and security measures, domestic and international law dilemmas, use of intelligence evidence in counter-terrorism cases, prosecutorial challenges and impact of counter-terrorism on human rights. We will cover a wide range of topics such as: * The (lack of a) definition of terrorism in international law * Legal limits to military responses to terrorism * Criminal justice responses to terrorism * The crime-terror nexus * Evidentiary issues (including evidence collection from a battlefield) * Prosecutorial challenges, administrative and security measures.
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ECTS credits 0.00
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Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture
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About the institution

Department Asser Institute
Information about the institution It fulfils an important role in undertaking fundamental and independent policy-oriented research and providing a platform for international cooperation and partnering in fields of law at the cutting edge of academia and practice. With its strong convening power the institute attracts legal scholars from around the world to present and test cutting edge ideas in their respective fields of expertise. It is the natural place for critical and constructive reflection on international and European legal developments. Over the years, the Asser Institute has developed strong independent research activities. In the coming years, the institute aims to build on these activities to strengthen its academic profile and foster its orientation towards fundamental and independent policy-oriented research.


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Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
26 Aug 2019 15 Aug 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1045€ 1045€ 1045

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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