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UN: Experts raise concerns at the General Assembly about counter-terrorism measures

In their reports submitted to the General Assembly in October, several human rights experts of the Human Rights Council raised concerns about the impact of counter-terrorism measures on human rights. Martin Scheinin, Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, expressed particular concern at the adverse impact of counter-terrorism on freedoms of assembly and association.

UN General Assembly issues global counter-terrorism strategy

On 8 September, the UN General Assembly adopted a comprehensive global strategy to counter terrorism.

UN Convention on Suppression of Nuclear Terrorism adopted

On 13 April, the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, which will be open for signature from 14 September 2005. The convention makes it a crime for individuals to possess or use radioactive material or devices, and to use or damage nuclear power plants […]

General Assembly reaffirms counter-terrorism measures must comply with international law

The Third Committee of the General Assembly adopted a resolution on 11 November encouraging States to take into account relevant resolutions on human rights and comments and views of UN human rights treaty bodies while countering terrorism and to ensure any measure they take to counter terrorism complies with their obligations under international law.