Dr. Tasniem Anwar profile

Dr. Tasniem Anwar is assistant professor at the department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She conducted her PhD on the prosecution of terrorism financing at the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam. The findings are published in academic journals including Security Dialogue and the Journal of Law and Society. Her current research interests include: counter-terrorism financing, terrorism trials, and

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Gavin Sullivan engages with Meta about their online ‘terrorism’ and ‘violent extremism’ policy

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Earlier this week, Gavin Sullivan was consulted by senior policy managers at Meta (in the US and UK) to provide input into potential reforms to their Dangerous Individuals and Organisations Policy. The existing policy – which has long been kept secret by Meta, but was leaked last year by The Intercept – prohibits the ‘praise’, ‘support’ and ‘representation’ of designated

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infra-Legalities at UN expert meeting on AI and Counterterrorism

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On 9 March 2022 Gavin Sullivan was invited to present at a high-level Expert Group Meeting on Building Good Practices for the use of AI for Social Network Analysis (AI-SNA) hosted by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism’s Programme on Cybersecurity and New Technologies and the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Other selected participants included experts from NATO, industry

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UN Watchlisting and Due Process


On 3 March 2022, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee removed Mr Naif al-Qaysi of Yemen from their global terrorism blacklist. His delisting followed an application filed with the UN Office of the Ombudsperson in 2021 by a pro bono international legal team consisting of Dr. Gavin Sullivan (Edinburgh Law School), Dr. Rachel Barnes (Three Raymond Buildings

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