Title Ottawa Principles on Anti-terrorism and Human Rights
Publisher University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Publication Date 8 February 2007
Topics Human rights law | Terrorism
Cite as University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa Principles on Anti-terrorism and Human Rights, 8 February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/470e0e642.html [accessed 9 December 2016]
Comments A colloquium was held in June 2006 at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, bringing together experts on human rights and terrorism, meeting in their individual capacities, to finalize "Ottawa Principles on Anti-terrorism and Human Rights". They shared a common view that the preservation of human rights - not least the right to life - is the central motivator of anti-terrorism. They also believed that human rights constitute an elemental and immutable constraint on how anti-terrorism is conducted. The struggle for collective security must not be an assault on the individual's life, liberty and security of the person.
Final 1.4: 8 February 2007; Original: October 2006.
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