Respecting fundamental rights, security forces and fight against terrorism

Strasbourg 14-15 September
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How to ensure respect for fundamental rights and freedoms while strengthening the fight against terrorism will be the focus of the third conference of the Independent Police Complaints Authorities’ Network (IPCAN) to be held by the French Defender of Rights and the Council of Europe.

The aim of the conference will be to facilitate dialogue between independent institutions, members of law enforcement agencies and security forces, practitioners and researchers and to exchange practices with a view to agreeing ways of maintaining the right balance between security and freedom.

The conference will be opened by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, and the Defender of Rights, Jacques Toubon. The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, will also participate.

A press conference is scheduled for 1 pm on Friday 15 September (Room G6).

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Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35, mobile +33 6 08 46 01 57

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Council of Europe Media Relations Division:

+33 3 88 41 25 60