On the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10th December 2018, FIACAT organises a campaign on "The challenge of fundamental judicial safeguards in the fight against terrorism".

The context of the campaign:

The terrorist threat is more present than ever in our societies and on all continents. States have the obligation to protect their citizen against such threat. However, the measures adopted to this end must comply with human rights. In recent years, the world has seen a proliferation of ultra-security measures: derogatory regimes regarding counterterrorism, states of emergency, strengthening of the role of intelligence services etc. While these measures are intended to protect citizens from human rights abuses by terrorist groups, more and more they constitute themselves a violation of human rights and the rule of law.

This approach is not only contrary to States' international obligations and commitments but also counterproductive. In fact, those violations of human rights and the rule of law contribute to creating a climate of impunity and call into question the effectiveness of counterterrorism.In 2017, the campaign focused on isolated minor migrants arriving in Europe.

Download this file (10 December Campaign.pdf)Campaign document