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Living in a state of fear
Living in a state of fear
ISIL has engaged in widespread and systematic human rights violations of the most serious kinds in the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq, according to a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on countering terrorism. Civilians living under ISIL have furthermore suffered from the airstrikes conducted by the international coalition of States.
30 July 2015
Armed drones: calls for greater transparency and accountability
Armed drones: calls for greater transparency and accountability
The Human Rights Council brings the debate on the use of armed drones to the fore, urging States to be more transparent and to promptly investigate allegations of violations.
20 October 2014
Fair trial and due process in the counter-terrorism context
Fair trial and due process in the counter-terrorism context
Experts and practitioners discuss how to better protect human rights while responding to terrorism in Europe.
18 July 2012
UN expert on counterterrorism urges for international action for victims’ rights, their protection and compensation
UN expert on counterterrorism urges for international action for victims’ rights, their protection and compensation
UN expert calls for international action to recognize and protect rights of terrorism victims and an offer of compensation
5 July 2012
Realizing the rights of victims of terrorism
Realizing the rights of victims of terrorism
Victims of terrorism require immediate assistance and long term medical and psycho-social support, as well as financial assistance to rebuild their lives, says UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay.
22 August 2011
Securing fair trials for terrorist suspects
Securing fair trials for terrorist suspects
UN meeting for Southeast Asia seeks human rights safeguards for persons accused of terrorist acts.
11 March 2011
Safeguard privacy while countering terrorism, says Special Rapporteur
Safeguard privacy while countering terrorism, says Special Rapporteur
In his latest report to the Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Martin Scheinin recommends greater regulation of anti-terrorism measures affecting the right to privacy.
24 February 2010