How do security and counter-terrorism measures impact civil society space?
Did you know that 140 governments have adopted counter-terrorism legislation since 2001? And that research has shown there is no evidence legal restrictions on civil society reduce the number of terrorist attacks within a country?
ECNL prepared a summary on the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Find out what causes the negative impact on civil society, how it manifests and what are recommendations for effective counter-terrorism strategies:ECNL UNSRCT briefer
To download our briefer in pdf, click here.
To read the full report:
- A/HRC/40/52, as presented to the UN Human Rights Council
- Dr. Anne Charbord and Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin: The Role of Measures to Address Terrorism and Violent Extremism on Closing Civic Space