August 9, 2008
Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
"This Fact Sheet has been prepared with the aim of strengthening understanding of the complex and multifaceted relationship between human rights and terrorism. It identifies some of the critical human rights issues raised in the context of terrorism and highlights the relevant human rights principles and standards which must be respected at all times and in particular in the context of counter-terrorism.
It is addressed to State authorities, national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), national human rights institutions, legal practitioners and individuals concerned with ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights in the context of terrorism and counterterrorism.
Specifically, the Fact Sheet is intended to:
- Raise awareness of the impact of terrorism and counter-terrorism on the enjoyment of all human rights;
- Provide a practical tool for practitioners dealing with terrorism, counter-terrorism measures and human rights;
- Provide guidance on ensuring compliance with human rights when countering terrorism;
- Illustrate specific human rights challenges in countering terrorism." [RJ]
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I just found this pretty awesome article, The Last Patriot, that sheds some light on the first encounters America had with Jihadis back in the late 1700s. Its a really interesting article worth checking out.
Posted by: Matt | Aug 9, 2008 2:00:03 AM