Evaluation of Temporary Law on Counterterrorism Administrative measures

Criminology and victimology / Radicalization

Evaluation of Temporary Law on Counterterrorism Administrative measures

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Summary

On 1 March 2017, the Temporary Law on Counterterrorism Administrative Measures Act (Wet bestuurlijke maatregelen terrorismebestrijding, "the Act") came into effect, the provisions of which aim to prevent terrorist attacks and provide for the following:

  • Restriction of freedoms (Section 2): a requirement to report to the police, a ban on being in the vicinity of specific premises or in specific parts of the Netherlands (area ban) or in the vicinity of specific individuals (ban on contact).
  • Ban on leaving the country (Section 3): prohibits travel outside the Schengen Area.
  • Rejection or revocation of subsidies, etc. (Section 6): enables administrative bodies to reject or revoke subsidies, licences, dispensations and recognitions.

The Act is part of the 'Action Programme for an Integral Approach to Jihadism' from 2014, the provisions of which aim to reduce terrorist threats posed by jihadism.The purpose ofthis evaluation is to assess whether the Act contribute to the local, person-specific approach to individuals who pose a terrorist threat. The evaluation is structured along the lines of the following evaluation questions:

  1. Which assumptions underlie the Act?
  2. In what manner and in which situations is the Act applied in practice?
  3. What is the impact of the application of the Act on the local, person-specific approach to the cases concerned?

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Author(s):
Gestel, B. van, Kouwenberg, R.F. (as.), Berkel, J.J. van (ass.)
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2020
Series:
Cahiers 2020-02

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