Project

Legitimacy of a possible criminalisation of radicalism and/or extremism    

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
    • Law
Keywords
Legitimacy Extremism Radicalism
 
Project description

The political discourse is moving towards a criminalisation of radicalism and extremism, but no thorough research has been done on the possible legitimate use of criminal law to address these phenomena. Therefore, this research departs from a question of legitimacy. The general principles of law (subsidiarity, proportionality and legality) will be used as guiding criteria.