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UN Experts Reaffirm Human Rights in Fight Against Terror and Foreshadow Prison Visits

31 thematic experts of the Commission on Human Rights have adopted a statement reaffirming their determination to monitor the consistency of counter-terrorism measures with human rights standards. Gathering at their annual meeting in Geneva in June, they also expressed concern at recent alarming developments with regard to the status, condition of detention and treatment of prisoners in specific places of detention. A number of special rapporteurs expressed their intention to visit prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Guantánamo Bay military base and elsewhere.