GNRD’s int’l conference in Geneva discusses draft treaty for balance between counter-terrorism and human rights

GENEVA, 16th February 2015 (WAM) — Counter-terrorism experts from more than 40 countries have gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, at a two-day international non-governmental conference on “Balance between Combating Terrorism and Human Rights.” The conference, organised by the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), a Norway-based non-governmenrtal organisation, to discuss a proposed draft international treaty that would strike a balance between human rights and combating terrorism.

The participants, who are specialised in political, legal, security, scholarly and strategic affairs relating to terrorism, will discuss measures that would be put in place to combat terrorism and guarantee human rights.

Relevant security challenges such as rising extremism, foreign fighters and freedoms will also be discussed during the gathering.

In his opening remarks at the conference, Loai Mohammed Deeb, President of GNRD, said that terrorism is today one of the most pressing issues as governments are increasingly faced with terror networks.

Deeb further said that balance between human rights and combating terrorism is needed to protect the rights of people under international law.