Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism

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General Assembly 3

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

Reaffirming also that States are under the obligation to protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons.

Reaffirming also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations

Deeply deploring the occurrence of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the context of the fight against terrorism, as well as violations of international refugee and humanitarian law.

Stressing also that a criminal justice system based on respect for human rights and the rule of law, including due process and fair trial guarantees, is one of the best means for effectively countering terrorism and ensuring accountability.

Recognizing that respect for all human rights, respect for democracy and respect for the rule of law that are interrelated and mutually reinforced.

1. Reaffirms that States must ensure any measure taken to combat terrorism, complies with their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law not limited to, A. Torture, punishment and any other methods in which the condition of prisoners is worsened, B. Abuse of women and the use of child soldiers in order to create more man power; 2. Expresses serious concern at the occurrence of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as of international refugee and humanitarian law, committed in the context of countering terrorism. 3. Also reaffirms the obligation of States, in accordance with article 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to C. Respect certain rights as non-derogatory in any circumstances, recalls, in regard to all other Covenant rights, D. That any measures derogating from the provisions of the Covenant must be in accordance with that article in all cases,...
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