Venice commission report on counter-terrorism measures and human rights

Adopted by the Venice Commission at its 83rd Plenary Session (Venice, 4 June 2010). Read it here.

Subjects covered:
A. Terrorist offences and principle of legality
B. Surveillance powers
C. Requiring disclosure of information
D. Arrest, interrogations and length of detention
E. Treatment of detainees
F. Military and special tribunals
G. Modifications of ordinary judicial procedures
H. Targeted sanctions against individuals or groups (“Blacklists”)
I. Asylum, return (“refoulement”), expulsion and extradition

In 2009, the Venice Commission, in co-operation with PACE and the European University Institute, organised a Round Table on “Fight against Terrorism: Challenges for the Judiciary”, which took place in Florence from 18 to 19 September 2009.


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