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UN Bodies Archives: Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights

Violent extremism, terrorism and human rights

The ICJ today expressed concern at violations of human rights perpetrated in the name of countering violent extremism, and at attempts by some States at the Human Rights Council to dilute its focus on human rights while countering terrorism and the human rights of victims of terrorism. (more…)

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UN Statement: Abuse of counter-terrorism measures against human rights defenders; no role for Egypt on UN expert mandate

The ICJ today delivered a joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council, addressing the abuse of counter-terrorism measures to repress human rights defenders and other civil society actors, and highlighting deep concerns about possible moves to allow Egypt a significant role over the UN’s independent expert on human rights and counter-terrorism. (more…)

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