The EU Directive on Combating Terrorism adopted in 2017 poses many human rights challenges, and upon adoption was widely criticized by civil society groups for its broad-reaching scope. The key question now is how the directive will be interpreted and applied. A new two year project commenced in October 2018 therefore focuses on how to ensure implementation in national courts in accordance with the human rights obligations of member states. The project, which is funded by the EU’s Justice Programme and will be carried out with coordinating partner ICJ and other EU partners across Europe, will involve judicial exchanges and workshops in key member states and the preparation of guidance for judges on securing implementation of the Directive in compliance with human rights obligations.