ICJ urges unconditional protection of civilians in emergencies, renewed commitment to human rights in counter-terrorism
The ICJ urged the Human Rights Council to adopt new mechanisms for enhanced protection of civilians in times of de facto and de iure emergencies, including in armed conflicts.
The Council was also demanded to start using its multiple instruments to address gross violations in individual countries and articulate measures to remedy damage done in counter-terrorism, which requires a renewed commitment to human rights and rule of law principles.
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