Dr. Rumyana van Ark (née Grozdanova) is Post-Doctoral Researcher in Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights at the T.M.C. Asser Institute. She is also a Research Fellow and a Coordinator at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT – The Hague). Between September 2014 and April 2018, she was a Lecturer in the University of Liverpool Law School where she taught and coordinated two research-led Year 3 undergraduate courses (Security, Conflict and the Law and Introduction to the Law of the ECHR) and a core LLM module on International Peace and Security.
Her general research interests include international and European human rights, states of emergency, terrorism, counter-terrorism and constitutionalism, or more specifically, the relationship between the individual (terror suspect) and the state following acts of terrorism. She is interested in the impact of domestic and international counter-terrorism measures and national security policies on the individual, the rule of law and state accountability. Selected publications include:
- van Ark, R., ‘Individual Terrorist Suspects as the New Folk Devil: New Labour, Rights Tokenism and Security Considerations’, in The New Labour Constitution: Twenty Years On (Prof. M. Gordon and Dr. Adam Tucker (eds.)), Hart Publications. Forthcoming in 2021.
- van Ark, R., ‘The Normalisation of Secrecy in the UK and the Netherlands: Individuals, the Courts and the Counter-Terrorism Framework’, in Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism (Prof. M. Scheinin and Dr. Christophe Paulussen (eds.)) (2020) pp. 333 - 360