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Group of Specialists on Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism (DH-S-TER)
The Group of Specialists on Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism (DH-S-TER) was set up in 2001 in order to elaborate guidelines, based on the principles of protection of human rights, respect for democracy and the rule of law, for member Statesí when taking action against terrorism. This work resulted in the adoption, in July 2002, of Guidelines on Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Following the terrorists acts which occurred in Madrid in March 2004, the Group continued by preparing draft guidelines on the protection of vistims of terrorists acts, which were adopted by the Committee of Ministers in 2005. The Group then continued to consider and, ultimately, reject the possibility of drafting a legal instrument on minimum requirements/standards for the use of diplomatic assurances in the context of expulsion procedures, in the framework of the fight against terrorism, in cases where ther is a risk of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
 
2006
2nd meeting of the DH-S-TER, 29-31 March 2006
Final activity report
2005
1st meeting of the DH-S-TER, 7-9 December 2005
Meeting report
2004
2nd meeting of the DH-S-TER, 13-15 October 2004
Meeting report
1st meeting of the DH-S-TER, 1-3 September 2004
Meeting report
2002
3rd meeting of the DH-S-TER, 16-19 April 2002
Meeting report
2nd meeting of the DH-S-TER, 13-15 February 2002
Meeting report
2001
1st meeting of the DH-S-TER, 26-28 November 2001
Meeting report