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Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights

Interviews

8 February 2021

Syria: Repatriation of Women & Children (Geneva, 8 February 2021),
Syria: UN experts urge 57 States to repatriate women and children from squalid camps
Speaker: Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism

17 October 2019

UN News

‘Deep inconsistencies’ over how States treat terror suspects’ families, October 2019,
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

Videos

Remarks of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ben Saul at the UNODC commemorative event entitled: "Mainstreaming Human Rights into Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism" held on the margins of the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Monday 11 December 2023

On 26 April 2023, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, participated at the Arria Formula Meeting on “Enhancing the capacities of Member States to ensure a gender-responsive approach to counter-terrorism”. On this occasion, the Special Rapporteur (see minutes 2:15:03 - 2:28:53) discussed how to address gender mainstreaming and women’s rights in efforts to prevent and counter-terrorism.

Addressing the Impacts of Counter-Terrorism on Civil Society
This short film highlights the impact of counter-terrorism measures on civil society across the globe. The short film was released by Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. It was presented during the Civil Society Workshop on Enhancing Civil Society Leadership & the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism in advance of the United Nations High-Level Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society, and Counter-Terrorism in Málaga, Spain, 2022. The film was created by Hunter N. Johnson


Defending Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

This video provides a snapshot of the ongoing work and priorities of Fionnuala Ní Aoláin in her capacity as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The Special Rapporteur is dedicated to providing support, technical assistance, and expertise to States, UN entities, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders. The mandate was created in the aftermath of the counter-terrorism responses to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and recognizes the growth of national, regional, and global counter-terrorism measures and the potential negative impact of such measures on human rights and fundamental freedoms. The film was created by Hunter N.


Intervention of Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, at the HRC49 Side Event “Protecting Palestinian HRDs and Civil Society Organizations: Israel’s Baseless Designation of The 6”, organized by Al-Haq, Adalah, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Bisan Center Research and Development Studies, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Community Action Center/Al-Quds University, Human Rights & Democratic Participation Center “SHAMS”, Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council, Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), Palestinian NGOs Network, Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (15 March 2022)


Intervention of Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, at the high-level international conference on Regional Cooperation among Central Asian States within the framework of the Joint Plan of Action for the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, celebrated in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (4 March 2022).


Human Rights and the Use of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism (15 October 2020)

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism address at the Panel on the Human Rights and the Use of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law

 
Closing Address with UN Special Rapporteur, Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin:

 
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism at the launch of the Summary Findings and Key Recommendations of the Blue Sky V Report


 
UN Supporting Victims of Terrorism – Interview with Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism


 
Foreign Fighters Forum, interview with Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism


States of Emergency and Government Powers in and after the pandemic 


Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism at the discussion organized by Columbia University, Duke University and Just Security Platform, March 2020.


 
Promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism

United Nations, New York, 26 October 2009 - Martin Scheinin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism.

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