Swiss say UN sanctions may violate human rights Tom Henry at 9:53 AM ET
[JURIST] Swiss ambassador to the United Nations, Peter Maurer told the UN Security Council's counter-terrorism committee on Wednesday [PDF Swiss statement] that Switzerland believed that although targeted economic and travel sanctions against individuals were useful in countering terrorism, the scope of such sanctions must be more carefully defined. Maurer outlined ways for the sanctions to be both effective and humane through the application of strict and transparent factual requirements for listing, notification of placement on a sanctions list with limits on the duration of such placement, and providing the right to appeal. US representative Nicholas Rostow took a different position [US statement], calling for the strengthening of sanctions against known terror networks and saying that countries countering terrorism must accept the "burden" of the fight. Swissinfo has more.
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