Global Political Islam

  • ICRC: Counterterrorism Must Maintain Focus on Rights

    October 17, 2017

    Raising questions regarding the interplay between national security and the global rights agenda, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for governments, in the context of bolstering their counterterrorism capabilities, to recognize "the need for counterterrorism activities to be conducted with full respect for the protection afforded to all individuals by international law."

  • CoE Official: Sweden Must Loosen Refugee Restrictions

    October 17, 2017

    Following a visit to Sweden, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks called on the country's government to lift limitations on family reunification among refugees and to give the "benefit of the doubt" to asylum seekers who claim to be minors by giving them favorable legal treatment.

  • UN Agent: French Emergency Powers Law Violates Rights

    October 17, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and terrorism Fionnuala Ní Aoláin recently warned that French legislation seeking to "normalize" the government's emergency powers could have "grave consequences" for the global human rights agenda in France and could result in "discriminatory repercussions," particularly against Muslims.

  • UNESCO Combats "Fake News" in Media Education

    October 16, 2017

    At a workshop in Nigeria, Fackson Banda of UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication called for the inclusion of "citizenship education" in journalist education programs around the world to counter the rise of "fake news" and propaganda and to promote "solidarity" and "tolerance."

  • OSCE Official Critiques German "Hate Speech" Law

    October 16, 2017

    While he praised the objective of the law in protecting vulnerable groups as "important and legitimate," the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir has warned that Germany's new law fining social media companies for their failure to remove "illegal hate speech" is "overly broad" and could produce a chilling effect on the freedom of speech in the country.

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