Tag Archives: Terrorism/counter-terrorism

What is permissible and what is not when countering terrorism? UN experts welcome new African Guidelines

April 8, 2016 – Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez joined other United Nations Human Rights experts in welcoming the new Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights while Countering Terrorism, which were launched this year by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). “Initiatives such as the Principles and Guidelines are undoubtedly steps in the right direction” the experts said. They stressed that all strategies and policies adopted by States to counter terrorism must be firmly grounded in and comply with international human rights, refugee, and humanitarian law. It also remains a priority that the death penalty is not used for terrorism-related cases.  To read the entire article, click here.

Morocco – Country Visit Report (Mendez 2013)

Solitary Confinement – Thematic Report (Mendez 2011)

Study on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment, and Conditions of Detention – Thematic Report (Nowak 2010)

Denmark – Country Visit Report (Nowak 2009)

Observations Report (Nowak 2007)

Detainees at Guantánamo Bay – Group of Experts Report – Thematic Report (Nowak 2006)

Non-Derogable Legal Prohibition of Torture and Non-Refoulement – Thematic Report (Van Boven 2004)

Spain – Country Visit Report (Van Boven 2004)

Counter-Terrorism, Equipment Designed to Inflict Torture, Reparations, and Torture in Psychiatric Institutions – Thematic Report (Van Boven 2003)