Negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights – Report of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council (A / HRC / 48/66) [EN/AR/RU/ZH] – World
Human Rights Council
September 13-October 1, 2021
Agenda items 3 and 5
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Human rights bodies and mechanisms
In its resolution 34/8, the Human Rights Council requested the Advisory Committee to conduct a study and report on the negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of all human rights and freedoms. fundamental, with particular emphasis on economic, social and cultural rights, including due to the diversion of foreign direct investment (FDI), reduction of capital inflows, destruction of infrastructure, limitation foreign trade, disruption of financial markets, negative effects on certain economic sectors and impediment to economic growth, and recommend actions to be taken by governments, United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms , regional and international organizations and civil society organizations in this regard. The report will be presented to the Council at its forty-eighth session and will be considered during the interactive dialogue.
The advisory committee established a drafting group, currently composed of BuhmSuk Baek, Lazhari Bouzid, Alessio Bruni (chair), Milena Costas Trascasas, Iurii Alexandrovich Kolesnikov, José Augusto Lindgren Alves, Xinsheng Liu, Ajai Malhotra, Mona Omar (rapporteur), Elizabeth Salmón and Patrycja Sasnal. In preparing the report, the drafting group worked in close consultation with United Nations agencies and Member States, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations. A total of 37 contributions were received. In addition, the drafting group took into consideration the work carried out by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to identify and highlight the obligations of States with regard to the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, as well as information. relevant from other human rights. body. In addition, the Advisory Committee benefited from the contribution of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
In the context of this comprehensive reflection on the effects of terrorism and counterterrorism measures on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, the Advisory Committee reaffirms the indivisibility of all human rights, as provided for in the Declaration and the 1993 Vienna Program of Action. The Advisory Committee stresses that nothing in this report should be interpreted as undermining applicable human rights standards and the fundamental role played by human rights mechanisms in monitoring the policies and practices of States in the context of the fight against terrorism, in particular the role of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the fight against terrorism.
By focusing on the negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural human rights, the Advisory Committee seeks to contribute to the debate on how global efforts and strategies can be compatible with the goal of fulfilling the obligations of States in human rights. The Advisory Committee fully supports the statement made in the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that the collaborative efforts of Member States to prevent and combat terrorism must be state-based. of law and respect human rights. rights. States should redouble their efforts to effectively address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and violent extremism, as recommended by the Human Rights Council, through a comprehensive approach. Such efforts are fundamental to achieving the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.