NWO Rubicon grant awarded to CICJ Co-Director Elinor Fry

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to CICJ Co-Director dr. Elinor Fry, who will conduct research for a period of one year at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin (US). Elinor’s Rubicon project is titled “From thought to…

NWO-WOTRO grant awarded to CICJ and NSCR researchers

CICJ researcher Barbora Hola together with the NSCR researchers Veroni Eichelsheim and Marie Lindegaard have been awarded a grant for research entitled “Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Post-Conflict Settings: The Potential of Community-Based Sociotherapy in Rwanda”. The grant has been awarded within the NWO-WOTRO funding scheme “Applied Research Fund of the Security & Rule…

Information exchange on 1F exclusion between European states

On 15 December, CICJ published a report on the exchange of information on alleged perpetrators of serious crimes who have been excluded from refugee protection entitled: “Study on the exchange of information between European countries regarding persons excluded from refugee status in accordance with Article 1F Refugee Convention”. The study was carried out by Joris van…

Study on identifying jihadists among asylum seekers

CICJ researchers Joris van Wijk and Maarten Bolhuis have been granted funding to perform a study on the identification of jihadists among asylum seekers. The study will be carried out in the context of the Escaping Justice project. In recent months, there have been several media reports on the possible arrival of jihadist fighters to Europe and…

CICJ’s Elinor Fry successfully defends PhD

On 2 December, CICJ’s Deputy Director Elinor Fry successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘The Contours of International Prosecutions As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction’ before the doctoral examination committee of the VU’s Law Faculty. The CICJ staff congratulates her with this achievement. In her thesis, dr. Fry argues that the indistinct factual parameters of…