This document brings together the Guidelines on human rights and the fight against terrorism; the Guidelines on the protection of victims of terrorist acts; and the texts of references that have been used for the preparation of both guidelines.
These Guidelines are designed to serve as a practical guide for anti-terrorist policies, legislation and operations which are both effective and respect human rights.
The Guidelines include:
The Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers on human rights and the fight against terrorism adopted on 11 July 2002.
I. States’ obligation to protect everyone from terrorism
II. Prohibition of arbitrariness
III. Lawfulness of anti-terrorism measures
IV. Absolute prohibition of torture
V. Collection and processing of personal data by any competent authority in the field of State security
VI. Measures which interfere with privacy
VII. Arrest and police custody
VIII. Regular supervision of pre-trial detention
IX. Legal proceedings
X. Penalties incurred
XII. Asylum, return (“refoulement”) and expulsion
XIV. Right to property
XV. Possible derogations
XVI. Respect for peremptory norms of international law and for international humanitarian law
XVII. Compensation for victims of terrorist acts
The Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers on the protection of victims of terrorist acts adopted on 2 March 2005.
II. Emergency Assistance
III. Continuing Assistance
IV. Investigation and prosecution
V. Effective access to the law and to justice
VI. Administration of justice
VIII. Protection of the private and family life of victims of terrorist acts
IX. Protection of the dignity and security of victims of terrorist acts
X. Information for victims of terrorist acts
XI. Specific training for persons responsible for assisting victims of terrorist acts
XII. Increased protection