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Launch Event: Human Rights-Compliant Responses to the Threat Posed by Foreign Fighters

  • Conference Room 11, United Nations HQ (New York) United Nations Plaza New York, NY United States (map)

The Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Working Group on Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law While Countering Terrorism, chaired by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has drafted a guidance document on Human Rights-Compliant Responses to the Threat Posed by Foreign Fighters.

The document provides concrete guidance to States in their efforts to implement Security Council Resolutions 2178 and 2396 in compliance with international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international refugee law, as intended by the Security Council, and in a manner consistent with the comprehensive approach agreed by the General Assembly in its review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The guidance document will be launched at this event.

Mr. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations

Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism
Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations
Ms. Letta Tayler, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

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