European traineeship for ICCS volunteer

Maren Evensen, who recently completed a voluntary work placement with the ICCS, has been accepted for a traineeship with the Council of Europe. She has been assigned to the Counter-Terrorism Division under the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, and will assist in research and other related issues concerning counter-terrorism, such as committee organisation and preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts.

 At the ICCS, Maren assisted Professor Nicholas Wheeler on the OSF-funded project "Towards a (restraining) global consensus on the use of armed drones". During the placement, she produced a paper about the legal debates in European countries on the use of armed drones. Focusing on France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, she looked at the debates around the legal basis for the use of armed drones for targeted killing within and outside the context of armed conflicts and traditional battlefields, and around the applicability of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law as the relevant legal frameworks.

After her traineeship, Maren will commence an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society at King’s College London in October 2018. We wish her all the best for her future studies.