Comments on legislation and policy

In this page, the UN Special Rapporteur shares all comments provided by the mandate to States on national laws, regulations and policies.

See below a list of letters concerning national norms sent by the UN special rapporteur.

  • The Philippines
    29 June 2020 – Comment on ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ OL PHL 4/2020
  • France
    24 June 2020 – Comment on the draft law on security measures that may be ordered against perpetrators of terrorist offences amending Title XV of Book IV of the Code of Criminal Procedure (proposition de loi sur les « Mesures de sûreté pouvant être ordonnées à l’encontre des auteurs d’infractions terroristes » portant modification du titre XV du livre IV du code de procédure pénale) OL FRA 2/2020
  • China
    19 June 2020 - Comments on the Decision of the National People's Congress on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – OL CHN 13/2020
  • Switzerland
    26 May 2020 - Comments on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Police Measures Law (Commentaires à propos du projet de loi intitulé "Loi fédérale sur les mesures policières de lutte contre le terrorisme") - OL CHE 1/2020
  • India
    6 May 2020 – Comments to the Unlawful Activities Amendment Act 2019 and the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act - OL IND 7/2020
  • Kyrgyzstan
    6 May 2020- Comments on the proposed law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Countering Terrorism – OL KGZ 3/2020
  • China (Hong Kong)
    23 April 2020- Comments on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap. 575 (“Anti-Terrorism Law”)1 and Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, Sections 9 and 10 (“Sedition Law”) – OL CHN 7/2020
  • Cambodia
    9 April 2020 - Draft Law on the Management of the Nation during the State of Emergency - OL KHM 1/2020
  • Government reply – 16 April 2020
  • Egypt
    Amendments to the Terrorist Entities Law (Law 8 of 2015) and the Anti-Terrorism Law, (Law 94 of 2015), approved by the Parliament’s Legislative Committee on 10 February 2020; effect and application of The Right to Public Meetings, Processions and Peaceful Demonstrations Law No. 107/2013; the Law no.70/2017 on Associations and Other Foundations Working in the Field of Civil; and Law No. 149/2019 – OL EGY 4/2020
  • China
    1 November 2019 - Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures - OL CHN 18/2019
    Government reply - 16 December 2019
  • Emergency Laws and Human Rights
  • Tunisia
    26 August 2019 - Proposed Draft Law No 91-2018 to alter Tunisia’s emergency powers legislation – OL TUN 4/2019
  • Ethiopia
    19 June 2019 – A Proclamation to Provide for the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism 2019 - OL ETH 3/2019
  • Australia
    4 April 2019 – Comments on the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Law 2019 - OL AUS 5/2019
    Government reply – 24 April 2019; 23 September 2019
    15 February 2018 - Comments on the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017 - OL AUS 2/2018
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    17 July 2018 – Comments on the House of Commons Public Bill Committee - OL GBR 7/2018
    Government reply- 7 September 2018
    7 July 2018 – Comments on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - OL GBR 6/2018
    Government reply- 7 September 2018