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Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook

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Human Rights Council Thirteenth session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Martin Scheinin Mission to Egypt * Summary At the invitation of the Government, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism conducted a visit to Egypt from 17 to 21 April 2009. In this report the Special Rapporteur examines the emergency law, criminal law provisions on terrorist crimes, and amended article 179 of the Constitution which provides the current legal framework to combat terrorism in this country. He analyses some of the key issues and challenges that are expected to be addressed in the new anti-terrorism legislation under preparation which the Government has committed to enacting in order to lift the state of emergency that has been in force, almost continuously, for more than 50 years. The Special Rapporteur discusses the importance of a strict definition of the concept of terrorism so that it is not overly expansive in scope. He expresses concern about the potential use of relying on exceptional powers in relation to arrest and detention of terrorist suspects that are then inserted into the ordinary penal framework of an anti-terrorism law. He addresses the reliance on the practice of administrative detention without trial and expresses concern that this practice will continue in violation of international norms. The Special Rapporteur examines the renewal of detention orders and lack of compliance with court rulings regarding release. He addresses concern regarding the use of unofficial detention facilities and the heightened risk of torture to terrorist suspects and the lack of investigation and accountability. The Special Rapporteur examines the use of special courts to try terrorist suspects, including the use of emergency security courts and military courts, and calls for measures to ensure compliance with fair trial. Finally, the Special Rapporteur notes Egypt’s leadership role, particularly in the region, in regard to the international fight * * The summary of this mission report is being circulated in all official languages. The report itself is contained in the annex to the summary and is being circulated in the language of submission and in Arabic only. GE.09-16793 (E) 121109 United Nations A /HRC/13/37/Add.2 General Assembly Distr.: General 14 October 2009 Original: English
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A/HRC/13/37/Add.2 against terrorism and expresses concern regarding the use of extraordinary renditions. The Special Rapporteur views his visit as an important step towards helping to
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