United Kingdom: Human rights commissioner urges independent inquiry into counterterrorism abuses

“A new and full inquiry can ensure all necessary lessons of the past are learned,” writes Dunja Mijatović in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. “It would also send out a positive signal to other Council of Europe member states facing similar challenges, a number of which are also still to provide a full account of their involvement in rendition and secret detention programmes in the post-9/11 era.”

Russia: Chechen woman’s terror conviction human rights complaint reaches European court’s Grand Chamber

A European court Grand Chamber hearing is now underway into a case brought against Russia by a Chechen woman convicted on terrorism charges.

Court: Two Basque ETA terrorists suffered inhuman and degrading treatment after their arrest

The case concerns allegations of ill-treatment sustained by igor Portu Juanenea and Martin Sarasola Yarzabal when they were arrested in 2008 by officers of the Guardia Civil and at the beginning of their incommunicado police custody.

Podcast: Andrew Dawson – Problems with UK’s Prevent de-radicalisation policy

In this podcast, lawyer and Conservative councillor Andrew Dawson outlines the problems and challenges facing the United Kingdom’s ‘Prevent Strategy,’ designed to de-radicalise young people.

Podcasts: Challenges facing journalists when covering terrorism

In these podcast interviews, contributors to a conference on the role of media in confronting terrorism, discuss some of the key challenges facing journalists in their coverage of violent incidents.