What is permissible and what is not when countering terrorism? UN experts welcome new African guidelines

By Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

A group of eighteen United Nations independent experts* has welcomed the new Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights while Countering Terrorism in Africa launched this year by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR).

Speaking ahead of an upcoming ACHPR's panel discussion in Banjul, The Gambia (11 April), in which Member States will be briefed on the new Principles and Guidelines, the UN experts called on all African governments to fully implement the Commission's recommendations in order to respect human rights in the context of fighting terrorism.