Online Policy Dialogue: Marching Home? Why Repatriating Foreign Fighters Must Be A Pan-European Priority

(New York, N.Y./Brussels, Belgium) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), in cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC), is pleased to invite you to this online policy dialogue and launch event of their joint publication.

“Marching Home? Why repatriating foreign fighters must be a pan-European priority”
Monday, November 9, 2020
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST / 15:00 – 16:30 CET

The joint research project has analyzed the different approaches of European governments towards their citizens who are held in prison and in refugee camps in Syria and Iraq, including different approaches to expatriation, reintegration, and rehabilitation. The discussion paper aims to provide recommendations for the EU and its Member States and includes a clear set of conclusions on the policy and operational response to foreign terrorist fighters.

This online event will discuss the multiple dimensions of repatriating foreign terrorist fighters and examine the different views on the issue. Speakers include:

David Ibsen
Executive Director, CEP
Opening remarks

Ian Acheson
Senior Advisor, CEP

Letta Taylor
Senior Researcher, Crisis and Conflict Division-Terrorism / Counterterrorism Lead, Human Rights Watch

Tanya Mehra
Senior Project Leader / Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), The Hague

Amanda Paul
Senior Policy Analyst, EPC

To register for the online event, please click here.

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