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Council of Europe Guidelines on human rights and the fight against terrorism

Category
Publication
Type
Legal document
Subject
Counter-terrorism    

Description

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.

Subject
Counter-terrorism    
Type
Legal document
Keywords
human rights, international law

Summary

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. 
Preamble 
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 
XI. Detention 
XII. Asylum, return (“refoulement”) and expulsion 
XIII. Extradition 
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. 
Preamble 
I. Principles 
II. Emergency Assistance 
III. Continuing Assistance 
IV. Investigation and prosecution 
V. Effective access to the law and to justice 
VI. Administration of justice 
VII. Compensation 
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 

Information

Added on
01 Mar 2005
Origin
Council of Europe
Keywords
human rights, international law
Rights
Council of Europe