Policy Reports

Bigo, Didier, Brouwer, Evelyn, Carrera, Sergio, Guild, Elspeth, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Jeandesboz, Julien, Ragazzi, Francesco & Amandine Scherrer, The EU and its Counter-Terrorism Policies after the Paris Attacks, CEPS paper in Liberty and Security, Report No.84, November 2015, ISBN 978-94-6138-491-1, 16 pp.

This paper examines the EU’s counter-terrorism policies responding to the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015. It argues that these events call for a re-think of the current information-sharing and preventive-justice model guiding the EU’s counter-terrorism tools, along with security agencies such as Europol and Eurojust. Priority should be given to independently evaluating ‘what has worked’ and ‘what has not’ when it comes to police and criminal justice cooperation in the Union (read more)

Didier Bigo, Evelien Brouwer, Sergio Carrera, Elspeth Guild, Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, Julien Jeandesboz, Francesco Ragazzi & Amandine Scherrer, The EU Counter-Terrorism Policy Responses to the Attacks in Paris: Towards an EU Security and Liberty Agenda, CEPS paper in Liberty and Security, Report No.81, February 2015, ISBN 978-94-6138-448-5, 21pp.

The paper proposes that the EU adopts a new European Agenda on Security and Liberty based on an EU security (criminal justice-led) cooperation model firmly anchored in current EU legal principles and rule of law standards. This model would call for ‘less is more’ concerning the use, processing and retention of data by police and intelligence communities, and it would instead pursue better and more accurate use of data that would meet the quality standards of evidence in criminal judicial proceedings (read more)

Bonelli, Laurent, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre & Francesco Ragazzi, Preventing and Countering Youth Radicalisation in the EU, European Parliament, LIBE Committee, DG IPOL, Policy Department C, 2014, 37p.
Upon request by the LIBE Committee, this study focuses on the question of how to best prevent youth radicalisation in the EU. It evaluates counter-radicalisation policies, both in terms of their efficiency and their broader social and political impact. Building on a conception of radicalisation as a process of escalation, it highlights the need to take into account the relation between individuals, groups and state responses (read more)

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Jeandesboz, Julien & Amandine Scherrer, Developing an EU internal security strategy, fighting terrorism and organized crime, Framework Contract IP/C/LIBE/FWC/2009-054, European Parliament, LIBE Committee, DG IPOL, Policy Department C, 2011, 149p.

The present study examines the steps taken since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in the field of internal security and assesses commitments made in the areas of fundamental rights and civil liberties. The study examines the development of the EU Internal security Strategy, with special attention paid to fighting terrorism and organised crime. It also investigates the activities of the main EU agencies involved in internal security policies. The study finally sketches out the key challenges lying ahead for EU internal security policies, with particular consideration paid to the role that the European Parliament will be called upon to play (read more)

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Le rôle des militaires dans la lutte antiterroriste en Espagne   in, Bonditti, Philippe, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Davishofer Stephan & Colombe Camus (eds.) Le rôle des militaires dans la lutte contre le terrorisme. France, Espagne, Royaume-Uni, Allemagne et Pologne. Étude comparée de politiques publiques, Research EPMES n°DEF/C2SD/2006 – 89, C2SD/MINDEF [French Ministry of Defence], 2008, 282p.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Miscarriages of Justice and Exceptional Procedures in the ‘War against Terrorism’, Brussels: CEPS Special Reports, Civil Liberties, ISBN-13: 978-92-9079-810-1, 2008, 11p.

The object of this paper is to question the logic of generalised suspicion in indictment and detention procedures in the context of the war on terrorism, in order to understand the legal oscillation between resistance and deference to intelligence data in the judgement of terrorist acts (read more)

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Jeandesboz, Julien, Politique de voisinage de l’Union Européenne et sécurité intérieure de l’Union Européenne et de ses Etats-membres, Étude EPMES n°2006/202 2007, Paris: DAS/MINDEF [French Ministry of Defence], 2007, 96p.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Note d’opportunité pour la création d’un Observatoire sur les menaces, les risques transnationaux et leurs modes de régulation, Ministère de la Défense, DAS/SGA, 2006, 6p.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Olsson, Christian & Francois Thuillier, Les contraintes et les limites de l’engagement des armées françaises dans les opérations de luttes anti-terroristes, sur le territoire national, Etude DAS 2004/187 hccep, Paris: Ministère de la défense, 2005, 65p.
Bonditti, Philippe, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre Les politiques antiterroristes depuis le 11 septembre 2001: modalités et fonctions de l’exceptionnalisme, Paris: Ministère de la Défense/DAS, 2002, 47p.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Perspectives sécuritaires dans les doctrines militaires française, britannique et allemande, Etude CCEP 2002/159, DAS/SDDS [French Ministry of Defence], 2002, 56p.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Maintien de l’ordre et lutte anti-terroriste en Espagne, in J.-P. Hanon (Ed.), Étude comparée des concepts et doctrines de maintien de l’ordre et d’intervention anti-terroriste en Europe, Etude 2000/016.T/DAS, C&C/CREC, Écoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, 2002, 129p.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Dispositions espagnoles en matière d’antiterrorisme, Paris, Ministère de la Défense, DAS/SGA, 2001, 18p.
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