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African Commission to elaborate guidelines on human rights and counter terrorism

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights intends to adopt a resolution at its next session that will call for the elaboration of guidelines on protection of human rights and rule of law while countering terrorism for use by states to ensure their counter terrorism measures comply with the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and international human rights law. The Commission will establish a committee to monitor national compliance with the guidelines. ICJ and INTERIGHTS have been jointly calling on the Commission to draft such guidelines.

ICJ Statement (F)