Politicians have started to call the problem of Islamism by its actual name, instead of using obscure terms such as “violent extremism”. This is a welcome change, as openly talking about the religious nature of terrorism helps us to analyse the phenomenon.
This blog focuses on the role that the international criminal tribunals – and in particular the Special Tribunal for Lebanon – have played in the definition of terrorism and in the establishment of terrorism as an international crime.
After the 2015 terrorist attacks the French government initiated numerous legislative projects, most notably the state of emergency. What impact have these legal changes had on French citizens? How do they relate to human rights and the rule of law?