The organizers of this year’s ESIL conference are pleased to announce the topic of the 2016 Current Events Forum in Riga: Current Challenges in Countering Terrorism - Preventive and Punitive Responses. The forum is set to take place on Friday, 9 September at 17:30.
The panel will address preventive and punitive dimensions of incitement to terrorism, including through the Internet, together with legal and other dimensions of the foreign terrorist fighter phenomenon. Both topics will be discussed against the framework of international law and put into the European context through assessments of the draft EU Directive on countering terrorism (aimed at replacing the 2002 Framework Decision) and reflections on recent terrorist attacks in Europe, including ISIS-inspired suicide terrorism.
The three panelists will be:
The Chair of the forum is Jānis Kažociņš, National Security Adviser to the President of the Republic of Latvia and Secretary to the National Security Council.