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Cases and judicial opinions
European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
Campbell and Fell v. The United Kingdom (Application no. 7819/77; 7878/77), Judgment of 28 June 1984.
S v. Switzerland (Application no. 12629/87), Judgment of 28 November 1991.
Findlay v. The United Kingdom (22107/93), Judgment of 25 February 1997.
Pélissier and Sassi v. France (Application no. 25444/94), Judgment of 25 March 1999.
Mattoccia v. Italy (Merits)
(Application no. 23969/94), Judgment of 25 July 2000.
Erdem v. Germany (Application no. 38321/97), Judgment of 5 July 2001.
Kleyn and Others v. The Netherlands (Application nos. 39343/98, 39651/98, 43147/98 and 46664/99), Judgment of 6 May 2003.
Bykov v. Russia (Application no. 4378/02), Judgment of 10 March 2009.
Al-Khawaja and Tahery v. The United Kingdom (Application nos. 26766/05 and 22228/06), Judgment of 15 December 2011.
Del Río Prada v. Spain (Application no. 42750/09), Judgment of 21 October 2013. International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of the United States
Conventions, treaties and international legal instruments
. Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 31, p. 85, p. 135 and p. 287, 12 August 1949. The Geneva Conventions
. Adopted 4 November 1950, entered into force 3 September 1953. European Convention on Human Rights
. New York, 16 December 1966, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
. San José, 22 November 1969. American Convention on Human Rights
. New York, 10 December 1984, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
. Adopted 1 June 1981, entered into force 21 October 1986. African Charter on Human and People's Rights
. Adopted 5 August 1990. Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
. Rome, 17 July 1998, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
. New York, 9 December 1999,
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Treaty Series, vol. 2178, p. 197. League of Arab States.
. Adopted 22 May 2004, entered into force 15 March 2008. Arab Charter on Human Rights
Adopted 18 November 2012. ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights.
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) . Treaty Series, vol. 1125, no. 17512,8 June 1977.
. Treaty Series, vol. 1125, no. 17513, 8 June 1977. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II) African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (1992).
. Adopted at meeting in its Eleventh Ordinary Session. 2-9 March, Tunis. 4: Resolution on the Right to Recourse and Fair Trial
. Adopted 17 May 1998. Asian Human Rights Charter
Journal / online articles
Lachmayer, Konrad (2010). "Constitutional and Anti-Constitutional Responses to Terrorism: The Difficulty of Removing Exclusions from Constitutional Law."
City University of Hong Kong Law Review, vol. 2, pp. 5-18. OHCHR (2016). "
under increasing attack worldwide." 10 December.
Reports and guidelines
United Nations materials
United Nations, Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF), Working Group on protecting human rights while countering terrorism (2014).
. New York: United Nations. Basic Human Rights Reference Guide: Fair Trial and Due Process in the Context of Countering Terrorism United Nations, Committee Against Torture (2008).
. 24 January. CAT/C/GC/2. General Comment No. 2: Implementation of article 2 by State parties United Nations, Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights
. 12 February. E/CN.4/1998/39. Question of the human rights of all persons subjected to any form of detention or imprisonment: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mr. Param Cumaraswamy (2002).
. 11 February. E/CN.4/2002/72. Civil and political rights, including questions of: Independence of the judiciary, administration of justice, impunity. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Dato' Param Cumaraswamy, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 2001/39 (2004).
. 31 December. E/CN.4/2004/60. Civil and political rights, including the questions of independence of the judiciary, administration of justice, impunity. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Leandro Despouy United Nations, General Assembly
United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council
United Nations, Human Rights Committee
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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