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Joint Letter on Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

October 30, 2019 - counter-terrorism
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In a joint letter, Fair Trials and 19 other civil society organisations have called on all UN Member States to reject an Egypt-led campaign to undermine international human rights law relating to counter-terrorism and to the rights of victims of terrorism, and to safeguard the integrity of the UN system and of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy (GCTS).

Pointing to Egypt’s track record of abusing counter-terrorism measures to commit egregious human rights violations, including of the right to freedom of expression, 20 civil society organisations have warned that it would be a grave mistake to allow the country to continue in a leadership role on such an important UN General Assembly resolution to be considered for adoption at Third Committee in the coming weeks.

 

Read the letter here.

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