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Glion Recommendations on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

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The GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group (GCTF CJ-ROL Working Group) has developed Recommendations for the use of administrative measures that fully respect human rights and the rule of law. The Recommendations were identified and discussed during two expert meetings in The Hague, the Netherlands, and Valletta, Malta, and during a review meeting held in Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland, and are based on extensive research, and structured interviews with GCTF members and subject-matter experts. The Recommendations offer guidance to policy makers, law enforcement officials, and other relevant stakeholders for the design, implementation, and monitoring of administrative measures in accordance with applicable domestic law and in full respect of applicable international law. States should bear in mind that human rights and national security should not be mutually exclusive but mutually reinforcing. Efforts to design and implement administrative measures while fully respecting human rights and the rule of law should be supported through the provision of funding for capacity-building in this area. Only when administrative measures are applied in a human rights-compliant manner, can they be a legitimate tool to deal with risks to national security resulting from a terrorist threat. Furthermore, States should always be guided by the principle that restrictions on the rights of an individual should not impair the essence of the rights.

Sector: Government Institutions, Civil Society, Communities, Judicial,
Theme: Families and CVE, Juvenile Justice, Rehab and Reintegration,
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