On 14 December, ICCT and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) will convene an evening seminar on the use of drones in counter-terrorism wars, specifically from a legal perspective. Register now!
Date: Wednesday 14 December 2016, 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague
The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) have both conducted research leading to multiple publications which addressed legal issues surrounding drone strikes and in particular compliance with European human rights obligations. As the involvement of European States in counter-terrorism wars is growing in complexity, these challenges will only become more pressing.
To discuss these issues, ICCT and ECFR will convene an evening seminar on Wednesday 14 December, on the topic of “Drone Strikes and Counter-Terror Wars: Legal Perspectives and Recommendations for European States”. At this event, Anthony Dworkin will discuss a new ECFR report that focusses on European states and military operations against terrorist organisations. Further, ICCT Associate Fellow Jessica Dorsey and Research Fellow Dr. Bérénice Boutin will provide insights into a recent ICCT report addressing human rights approaches to the use of armed drones. Finally, Maurits ter Kuile (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will present on foreign policy and drones. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Christophe Paulussen.
19:00 – 19:10 Welcome (Dr. Christophe Paulussen, ICCT Research Fellow and Asser Senior Researcher)
19:10 – 19:30 Presentation of the new ECFR report ‘Europe’s New Counter-terror Wars’ (Anthony Dworkin, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations)
19:30 – 19:50 Presentation of the new ICCT report ‘Towards a European Position on the Use of Armed Drones? A Human Rights Approach’ (Jessica Dorsey, ICCT Associate Fellow and Project Officer at PAX & Dr. Bérénice Boutin, ICCT Research Fellow and Asser Researcher)
19:50 – 20:10 Presentation on foreign policy and drones (Maurits ter Kuile, Deputy head of section, Counter-terrorism and national security division, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
20:10 – 20:50 Questions and answers session & Closure
20:50 – 22:00 Drinks reception
This event requires registration as places are limited and will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. If you would like to attend this event, you can RSVP by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 8 December 2016, mentioning your full name and organisational affiliation.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Photocredit: U.S. Air Force photo/Lt Col Leslie Pratt