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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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 November 2020

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 19812 (African Charter) which, together with the Constitutive Act of the African Union 20003 (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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