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Presentation on the evolution of the foreign terrorist fighter phenomenon and the response of the international community.
Nikolaus Schultz, UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, New York
A perspective from those working with the topic in the Swedish society will give the audience contextual knowledge a in order to further understand both the problem and the proposed legislative measures to combat it. Are the trends and underlying reasons the same as in the global context?
Evin Ismail, Uppsala University and Zan Jankowski, City of Gothenburg
Currently voices are calling for the Swedish legislator to act. The Swedish government has ordered a number of inquiries, some of which have received quite heavy criticism when presented. What proposals for legislation are currently on the table? Is there Swedish Law in force prohibiting the active participation as an FF/FTF?
Gustaf Almkvist, Uppsala University
There is an on-going debate about how to counter the ongoing recruitment of men and women into terror groups operating mainly in the Middle East. Swedish Media tends to focus on the shortcomings of the authorities in this endeavour. What is the current state of legislation to combat terrorism and in particular to prevent the travel of foreign fighters in other jurisdictions?
Manuel Eising, Senior Legal Adviser, OSCE Secretariat - Action against Terrorism Unit
In order to tie everything together, a session on International Law connects the topic to available international legislation. What rules of contemporary international law are applicable? What future change is envisaged? What is the difference, if any, between a mercenary, PMC, FF, FTF?
Svetlana Martynova, UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, New York (Via Videolink)
Criminalisation of participation through terrorist organisations in armed conflict
Is there a need to criminalise participation in armed conflict on the side of a terrorist organisation? This question is currently on the table, as a Swedish government inquiry works with this delicate issue in the interface between national law and International Humanitarian Law.
Ola Engdahl, Swedish Defence University, Expert counselor to the Inquiry to prevent and combat terrorism
Mikael Bernardini, Gothenburg University
Christer Mattson, Segerstedtinstitutet, Gothenburg University