CFP:Counter-Terrorism at the Crossroad – Milan, Italy

On June 13-14, 2019, within the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) the Research Group on “Constitutional Responses to Terrorism”, chaired by Prof. Kim L. Scheppele (Princeton University, USA) and coordinated by Prof. Arianna Vedaschi (Bocconi University, Italy), will organize its Annual Workshop on “Counter-Terrorism at the Crossroad between International, Regional and Domestic Law”. The venue of the event will be Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Proposed topics for papers to be submitted include but are not limited to:

  • The UN Security Council, the Counter-Terrorism Committee and the limitation of fundamental rights: issues of legitimacy.
  • UN asset freezing and individual sanctioning regime: impact on fundamental rights.
  • The relationship between UN Security Council Resolutions and EU law from Kadi onwards: revising the hierarchy of norms?
  • Countering radicalization, violent extremism and incitement to terrorism: relationships between UN Res. 1624/2005, the CoE Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, the EU Anti-Terrorism Directive and domestic law.
  • Foreign fighters between UN law, immigration issues and national border control.
  • The UN approach on the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes: the risks of cyberterrorism, preventive tools and paths of interaction between the public and the private sectors.
  • The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: latest revision, concrete impact and progressing implementation.
  • “New” areas of counter-terrorism, such as biometrics, data gathering, API, cyber security, weapons control.

The Organizers will welcome not only papers focused on a specific legal system– e.g., how a country implemented guidelines coming from the UN – and those resorting to the comparative method, but also proposals adopting an international or supranational perspective.

Interested scholars are invited to submit an abstract (in English, no longer than 500 words) along with their CV, only via email and only to the following address: by December 15, 2018. The file shall be submitted in .doc, .docx or .pdf format and named “Surname_Name_CRTWS2019_Proposal.extension”. The subject line of the e-mail shall be composed as follows: “CRT WS 2019 submission – Surname Name”. Full name, email address and affiliation of the applicant shall be written at the head of the document. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Group’s Chair and Coordinator and acceptance will be notified by January 15, 2019.

More information and the full call for papers can be found on the website.

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Library Technology Specialist, West Virginia University College of Law