UN / FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS COUNTERING TERRORISM

Preview Language:   Original
16-Oct-2020 00:01:50
Following the presentation of her report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, said, “the protection and promotion of human rights are being undermined by the application of counter-terrorism norms and counter-terrorism practice on the ground.” UNIFEED

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
Original
SD PAL
Original
HD PAL
Original
HD NTSC
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: UN / FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS COUNTERING TERRORISM
TRT: 01:50
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

SHOTLIST:

FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Aerial shot, United Nations Headquarters

16 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection
of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism:
“The protection and promotion of human rights are being undermined by the application of counter-terrorism norms and counter-terrorism practice on the ground. It is true, and many of you would be aware that increasingly counter-terrorism framings, counter-terrorism rules, counter-terrorism practice, are being applied in the context of non-international armed conflicts, some of our most fraught conflicts around the globe, and are also being increasingly applied in complex humanitarian settings.”

FILE - NEW YORK CITY

3. Aerial shot, United Nations Headquarters

16 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection
of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism:
“There’s been a troubling sense in which states are appearing to ignore or undermine the application of humanitarian principles and rules because counter-terrorism offers in my view a more open-ended, under-regulated and opaque set of tools to manage complex problems.”

FILE - NEW YORK CITY

5. Aerial shot, United Nations Headquarters

16 OCTOBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection
of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism:
“Repatriation is the only international law-compliant response to the situation of foreign nationals held in northeast Syria. My mandate has previously found that the conditions in those camps meet the standards for torture, inhuman, and degrading treatment under international law. I have been and remain particularly appalled by the treatment of children and the unwillingness to return home children, and in many cases what we see states doing is speaking in a form of double-speak where on the one hand they continue to extol the virtues and the value of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and speak to the importance of the protection of children in armed conflict, and in the same breath are failing to apply those protections to their own nationals found in Iraq and Syria.”

FILE - NEW YORK CITY

7. Aerial shot, United Nations Headquarters

STORYLINE:

Following the presentation of her report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, today (16 Oct) said, “the protection and promotion of human rights are being undermined by the application of counter-terrorism norms and counter-terrorism practice on the ground.”

Ní Aoláin told journalists that “increasingly counter-terrorism framings, counter-terrorism rules, counter-terrorism practice, are being applied in the context of non-international armed conflicts, some of our most fraught conflicts around the globe, and are also being increasingly applied in complex humanitarian settings.”

The Special Rapporteur said, “there’s been a troubling sense in which states are appearing to ignore or undermine the application of humanitarian principles and rules because counter-terrorism offers in my view a more open-ended, under-regulated and opaque set of tools to manage complex problems.”

Repatriation, she said, “is the only international law-compliant response to the situation of foreign nationals held in northeast Syria,” noting that “the conditions in those camps meet the standards for torture, inhuman, and degrading treatment under international law.”

Ní Aoláin said, “I have been and remain particularly appalled by the treatment of children and the unwillingness to return home children, and in many cases what we see states doing is speaking in a form of double-speak where on the one hand they continue to extol the virtues and the value of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and speak to the importance of the protection of children in armed conflict, and in the same breath are failing to apply those protections to their own nationals found in Iraq and Syria.”

Special Rapporteurs are part of the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council and work on a voluntary basis. They are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.
Series
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
UNIFEED
Alternate Title
unifeed201016g
Asset ID
2572930