International Commission of Jurists Report Calls for Change in Counterterrorism Laws

by Suraj Sazawal, 3/2/2009

After a three year investigation of the worldwide impact of counterterrorism laws in 40 countries, including 16 hearings, the prestigious International Commission of Jurists relased a report Assessing the Damage, Urging Action.  It finds that many governments, including the U.S., have "confronted the threat of terrorism with ill-conceived measures that have undermined cherished values and resulted in serious human rights violations."  It calls on governments to re-asses their strategies and not let temporary measures become permanent.  (For links to the full report, exeuctive summary and related documents click here

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