EU: Increase in cumulative charges for terrorism and war crimes

A report from Eurojust, the EU's judicial cooperation agency, highlights the increasing use of "cumulative" charges against foreign terrorist fighters.


"Prosecutors in the EU are increasingly cumulating charges against returning foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), members of ISIS and its affiliates, with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, so-called core international crimes. In over 20 cases in five Member States, judgments have been delivered or investigations and trials are ongoing where FTFs are charged not only with membership of a terrorist organisation but also with core international crimes, increasing the possibility of higher sentences and of getting justice done for victims. This is the main conclusion of the report Cumulative prosecution of foreign terrorist fighters for core international crimes and terrorism-related offences, which will be presented on the occasion of the 5th EU Day against Impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes on 23 May 2020."

EU: Increase in cumulative charges for terrorism and war crimes (Eurojust, link)

See the report: Cumulative prosecution of foreign terrorist fighters for core international crimes and terrorism-related offences (pdf)

 

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