Human rights in the fight against terrorism: Sanctions regimes of the United Nations Security Council
In the last decade, the growing number of acts of terrorism that threaten world peace and security, as well as the fundamental values in every democratic society, in particular respect for fundamental human rights, have called for more active action by the international community in the struggle with terrorism. In this regard, the United Nations Security Council adopted a number of resolutions establishing sanctions regimes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (IDES), Al-Qaida and the Taliban, and other individuals, groups, and related entities and suspected terrorist suspects. Despite the social purpose of these regimes, they created serious preconditions for violations of the human rights of the affected subjects, in particular the right to a fair trial, the right to an effective remedy, the right to property, the right of the persons concerned to be informed of the charges against them, the right to be heard and other procedural rights. This circumstance calls for reforms to be made to the arrangements in place to ensure fundamental human rights in the fight against terrorism.