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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part IV Judicial Responses, 31 Reconciling the Protection of Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism in Africa

Ibrahima Kane

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
Non-refoulement — Right to life — Detention — Right to fair trial — Asylum — Freedom of expression — Terrorism — Aut dedere aut judicare
Measures to combat terrorism … are only legitimate if they respect the fundamental principles and the universally recognized standards of international law, in particular, international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 1 In June 2011, Africa celebrated the 30th anniversary of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights 1981 2 (African Charter) which, together with the Constitutive Act of the African Union 2000 3 (Constitutive Act), make up the founding text for the actions of the mechanisms with which this continent has been endowed to...
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