Human rights in the fight against terrorism: Sanctions regimes of the United Nations Security Council

  • Mariya Hristozova
Keywords: terrorism, sanctions, The United Nations Security Council

Abstract

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.

Published
2020-02-25
How to Cite
Hristozova, M. (2020). Human rights in the fight against terrorism: Sanctions regimes of the United Nations Security Council. Law Journal of New Bulgarian University, 15(1-3), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.33919/ljnbu.19.1-3.2