Posted: Wednesday, 15 September 2010
The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) supports legitimate efforts to combat terrorism which is in itself a serious attack on human rights, but argues that these efforts must always respect human rights norms. It is not possible to defend democracy, the rule of law and a culture of human rights by abdicating these very principles. Security and freedom are not opposites. Respect for fundamental rights is an essential condition and a vital component of security.
In early 2008, in cooperation with civil liberties groups and partners from the labour movement, the ICLMG established the Action-Research and Information Clearinghouse on Border Controls and Infringements to Travellers’ Rights. Its mandate was to document the impacts of “no-fly lists” and other government watch lists.
Read the full report here.