Protecting Human Rights while countering terrorism: the role of NHRIs

COE-ENNHRI meeting

Participants at the COE-ENNHRI meeting, from left to right: Debbie Kohner, ENNHRI Secretary General, Mario Kresic
Deputy Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudswoman of Croatia
Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights, Christine Lazerges
President of the French NHRI Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme and Natasa Mavronicola from the Queen’s University Belfast

The Council of Europe and ENNHRI organised on 20 May, in Paris, a brainstorming meeting on "Protecting Human Rights while countering terrorism: the role of National Human Rights Institutions." The Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, representatives of NHRIs, international organisations and academia participated in the meeting. They discussed the challenges faced by NHRIs in this area and highlighted good practices as well as lessons learned, with a view to developing a deeper understanding of the role of NHRIs in the context of state action against terrorism.

Meeting Background Note