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Ottawa Principles on Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights

THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ANTITERRORISM, Nicole LaViolette, Craig Forcese, eds., Toronto: Irwin Law, 2008

48 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2010 Last revised: 26 Jun 2013

Nicole LaViolette

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Craig Forcese

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: October 1, 2006

Abstract

In June 2006, experts on human rights and terrorism met in their individual capacities at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada to develop the following 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. This document is the product of their deliberations.

Keywords: terrorism, counter-terrorism, anti-terrorism, human rights

Suggested Citation

LaViolette, Nicole and Forcese, Craig, Ottawa Principles on Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights (October 1, 2006). THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ANTITERRORISM, Nicole LaViolette, Craig Forcese, eds., Toronto: Irwin Law, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1624880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1624880

Nicole LaViolette

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Canada

Craig Forcese (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cforcese.ca

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