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Council of Europe adopts Convention on prevention of terrorism

On 16 May, the Council of Europe adopted the Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, criminalizing public provocation to commit terrorist acts, recruitment for terrorism and training of terrorists.

UK: Counter-Terrorism practices criticized by Council of Europe expert bodies

The Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles, has raised serious concerns regarding the new UK counter-terrorism law and the impact of counter-terrorism measures on immigrant communities. In another report, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) found that the condition under which terrorist suspects have been held in the high-security prison of Belmarsh amounted […]

Council of Europe: Draft Convention on Prevention of Terrorism finalized

The Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) finalized its Draft Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism and submitted it to the Committee of Ministers. The Convention will criminalize public provocation of terrorism and the recruitment and training of terrorists.

Council of Europe: Series of recent developments

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted Guidelines on the Protection of Victims of Terrorist Acts which set out a range of rights and principles in the investigation and prosecution of such acts. The Committee of Ministers also adopted recommendations on the protection of witnesses and collaborators of justice and on […]

Council of Europe experts elaborate draft convention on the prevention of terrorism

The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) adopted in first reading a new draft Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism. The Convention would criminalise forms of direct and indirect public provocation to commit terrorist acts and the recruitment and training of terrorists. Some delegations have suggested inclusion of a reporting obligation of […]

3rd Roundtable of European NHRIs addresses counter-terrorism and human rights

Ways for national institutions to protect human rights in the fight against terrorist acts was the focus of the 3rd European Round-table of National Human Rights Institutions, co-hosted by the German Institute for Human Rights and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. The ICJ addressed the gathering.