Blood on their Hands? Profiling Perpetrators of International Crimes who Fled from the Turmoil in the Arab World
Since the turmoil in the Arab world started almost four years ago, the number of migrants from countries like Libya and Syria has increased rapidly. Amongst this group of migrants are also former fighters who have committed international crimes. The countries which offer these migrants shelter must know how to deal with former fighters from areas in conflict as best as possible. The goal of this research is to investigate whether or not there are any similarities between the migrants that are suspected to be guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and serious non-political crimes. The findings concerning these perpetrators are compared with those who lived in similar conditions, but did not commit any of the described crimes. This way, this research is able to investigate the indicators that are contributing to radicalization processes among the research population. As a result, a profile of perpetrators of international crimes deriving from the troubled areas in the Middle East and Northern Africa is formulated. This research concludes with recommendations, improvements and suggestions for further research.
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