The seminar will look into the changing faces of terrorism and explore the question, is it possible to perpetuate Human Rights while dealing with new terrorist threats, or are we bound to face tomorrow’s challenges with yesterday’s tools and therefore accept that at least occasionally, not only Human Beings but also Human Rights will fall victim to terrorism?

This lecture will argue that Human Rights and the principles elaborated for their protection will remain valid even if the development of technology and the evil creativity of terrorists will continue to test them. It will use mostly, although not exclusively, references to Council of Europe international law conventions, as well as non-binding, “soft law” recommendations by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the applying of these standards by the European Court of Human Rights.

The participants will be encouraged to give their own comments on the new Human Rights challenges in countering terrorism.

Refreshments will be provided.


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