‘Home, Sweet Home’: managing returning foreign terrorist fighters in Germany, The United Kingdom and Australia

Braun, Kerstin (2018) ‘Home, Sweet Home’: managing returning foreign terrorist fighters in Germany, The United Kingdom and Australia. International Community Law Review, 20 (3-4). pp. 311-346. ISSN 1871-9740

Abstract

Since 2011, the conflict in Syria and Iraq has seen unprecedented numbers of Westerners travelling to the region to support jihadist terror organisations, so-called Foreign Terrorist Fighters (‘FTFs’). However, since 2015, with Islamic State’s financial and territorial losses, the numbers of Western FTFs are dwindling and many are returning to their countries of origin. As a consequence, numerous countries are grappling with how to best manage potential security threats arising from returning FTFs. This article critically analyses legal and criminal justice strategies to address this phenomenon implemented in three Western countries from which a significant number of FTFs originate: Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia. It focuses on prosecution, prevention of re-entry and rehabilitation of returning FTFs. It suggests that a holistic approach focusing on punitive but also on de-radicalising and reintegrating measures is best suited to address the security risks FTFs pose long term


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 05:44
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 03:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrorism; Mujahideen; criminal justice system; public order; safety activities; National Security; Syrian Civil War, 2011-
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940404 Law Enforcement
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1163/18719732-12341378
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34745

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