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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Special Court for Terrorism Crimes

Bibi van Ginkel

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 November 2020

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Complementarity — International courts and tribunals, procedure — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure — Judicial cooperation

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Every few years, so it seems, the discussion on the need for a Special Court for terrorism crimes resurfaces. Most recently, the idea was put back on the table by the Netherlands during the United Nations (‘UN’) General Assembly (‘UNGA’; United Nations, General Assembly) Summit of September 2019 in relation to the prosecution of those allegedly involved with crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (‘ISIS’) or other jihadist terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq. Admittedly, this proposal was mostly motivated by the fact that the Netherlands...
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