Administrative restriction of freedoms of jihadists

Security and crime prevention / Administrative prevention

Administrative restriction of freedoms of jihadists

The use in practice of the ‘Temporary Law on Counterterrorism Administrative Measures’ during the first period after its entry into force (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

On 1 March 2017 the‘Temporary Law on Counterterrorism Administrative Measures’ (Wet bestuurlijke maatregelen terrorismebestrijding; hereafter: the Temporary Counterterrorism Act) came into effect, the provisions of which aim to prevent terrorist attacks primarily by reducing threats posed by the jihadist movement.
The present report concerns the use in practice of the Act during the first 17 months after its entry into force, spanning the period from 1 March 2017 to 31 august 2018.

This report investigates the use in actual practice of the Act based on the following questions:

  • How frequently are the measures under the temporary Counterterrorism Act applied in practice?
  • In how many cases have they been applied? What form of terrorist threat was identified in these cases?
  • What were the reasons for applying the measures; what were the considerations involved?
  • How is the application of the measures proceeding in practice?

Publication data

Author(s):
Gestel, B. van, Berkel, J.J. van, Kouwenberg, R.F.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-04

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