Experts welcome end to US counter-terrorism measure

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Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Two UN human rights experts have welcomed the decision by the United States to dismantle what they viewed as a "discriminatory" counter-terrorism measure.

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was adopted following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.

Under the system, non-citizens from 25 countries were required to register with the US authorities.

As all the countries were in the Middle East, South Asia or North Africa, experts said it appeared to target people based on preconceptions based on nationality, ethnicity or religious belief.

Dianne Penn has been speaking to one of the experts, Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Duration: 5'14″

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