Human Rights and Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and National Security

Amnesty International insists that states must respect human rights in any actions they take in the name of national security or countering terrorism.

Where states fail to respect human rights, governments and individuals responsible must be held to account. We will also work for the rights of victims of terrorism and other violence by armed groups, supporting them in their struggle for truth, justice and reparation.

Human Rights and Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and National Security

Amnesty International insists that states must respect human rights in any actions they take in the name of national security or countering terrorism.

Where states fail to respect human rights, governments and individuals responsible must be held to account. We will also work for the rights of victims of terrorism and other violence by armed groups, supporting them in their struggle for truth, justice and reparation.

Unlawful detention

We will expose and oppose unlawful detentions carried out in the name of national security or countering terrorism.

Accountability

We demand that states and individuals responsible for human rights violations committed in the name of national security or countering terrorism are held to account, to the victims, to the public and to the law.

Victims of terrorism and armed groups

The deliberate targeting of civilians for attack can never be justified and is always an abuse of human rights. We will support victims of terrorism and armed groups by working for their rights to truth, justice and reparation.

Security and Human Rights Updates
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Victory

Louay Hussein was released on bail on 25 February

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