Ottawa Principles on Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights
THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ANTITERRORISM, Nicole LaViolette, Craig Forcese, eds., Toronto: Irwin Law, 2008
48 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2010 Last revised: 26 Jun 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2006
In June 2006, experts on human rights and terrorism met in their individual capacities at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada to develop the following Principles on Anti-terrorism and Human Rights. They shared a common view that the preservation of human rights - not least the right to life - is the central motivator of anti-terrorism. They also believed that human rights constitute an elemental and immutable constraint on how anti-terrorism is conducted. The struggle for collective security must not be an assault on the individual’s life, liberty and security of the person. This document is the product of their deliberations.
Keywords: terrorism, counter-terrorism, anti-terrorism, human rights
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