August 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) endorsed a new law to better combat evolving terrorist threats, state media reported Wednesday. The law, a revision of the country's nearly 10-year-old counter-terrorism law, would introduce new security measures to counter such crimes as attacks on ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
British police counter-terrorism forces announced on Tuesday the arrest of Moazzam Begg in his hometown of Birmingham, England, along with three other individuals on suspicion of terrorism offenses related to the war in Syria. Begg was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and he was one of the last ...[read more]
February 6, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Human Rights Watch claimed Wednesday that the execution-style killing of four Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) counter-terrorism forces members is the latest indication of a systematic murder campaign amounting to crimes against humanity. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), a ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two UN rights experts issued separate reports to the UN General Assembly Thursday calling upon states to increase transparency in the use of drones and to investigate allegations of civilian deaths in drone strikes. According to the UN press release, the report by UN Special Rapporteur on counter- ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism on Monday urged Chilean authorities to refrain from applying anti-terrorism legislation that directly impacts the Mapuche indigenous peoples. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson made his first official visit to Chile, finding that "the ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism, warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher
UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson announced Thursday that the government of Pakistan considers US drone strikes to be "counter-productive, contrary to international law, and a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity." The statement comes ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries on Sunday to increase their efforts to counter the prevalent threat of terrorism. At a second meeting of the advisory board of the UN Centre for Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Ban stated that nations have to work together to ...[read more]
February 16, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Maureen Duffy of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law says that the use of "blacklists" as a tool for counter-terrorism efforts does not increase public safety, and instead may result in a form of legal punishment based on a subject's associations alone...Abousfian ...[read more]
September 26, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
US counter-terrorism officials have indicated that the administration of President Barack Obama is considering trying the former leader of Hezbollah in a military commission on US soil, the Associated Press reported Monday. According to anonymous officials, the Obama administration is considering ...[read more]

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