The Terrorist as a “Potentially Dangerous Person”: The German Counterterrorism Regime
By Kai Ambos
For Just Security, based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.
May 28, 2020
“The attack on Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz in December 2016 was arguably Germany’s 9/11. While German anti-terrorism law previously was influenced “only” by international and European law, since this attack it has undergone a fundamental reorientation toward a “comprehensive security law.” At the same time, Germany’s security architecture is subject to constant change, which is accelerating even faster as a result of the rise in right-wing terrorism, officially declared public enemy no. 1 after the Hanau attack on February 19, 2020. With Germany’s universal jurisdiction cases against members of ISIS and Syrian government officials underway, many eyes are on the German criminal justice system. It is now more important than ever to be clear-eyed about how it is operating.”
Kai Ambos. The Terrorist as a “Potentially Dangerous Person”: The German Counterterrorism Regime. Published on May 28, 2020 in: Just Security, Recovered on 29.5.2020 from: [https://www.justsecurity.org/70264/the-terrorist-as-a-potentially-dangerous-person-the-german-counterterrorism-regime/]