Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism
Human rights are at the foundation of UNODC’s mission: making the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism. Crime and terrorism prevention and criminal justice strategies must be founded on a human rights approach. In this regard, UNODC is working closely with numerous Member States, including Kenya, to strengthen the capacity of national criminal justice systems to counter terrorism in compliance with the rule of law, including especially human rights. This includes assisting them to put into practice the conviction, solemnly stated in the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, that “effective counter-terrorism measures and the protection of human rights are not conflicting goals, but complementary and mutually reinforcing.” It is in this context that Kenya and UNODC have worked together to produce the Kenya Training Manual on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism.