Background documents

General

Relevant Council of Europe texts

Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism [CETS No. 196]

Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Guidelines on Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism (2002)

Declaration on freedom of expression and information in the media in the context of the fight against terrorism (2005)

Guidelines on protecting freedom of expression and information in times of crisis (2007)

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

· Recommendation 1706 (2005) on media and terrorism

· Resolution 1438 and Recommendation 1702 (2005) on freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones

· Resolution 1634 (2008) on Proposed 42-day pre-charge detention in the United Kingdom

Other texts

Johannesburg Principles: National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

Protecting the right to privacy in the fight against terrorism, by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights

Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights “Assessing Damage, Urging Action - An initiative of the International Commission of Jurists

European Federation of Journalists Journalism in the Vanguard of Change - Varna

Declaration
Glaessner, Gert-Joachim (2009) “A Change of Paradigm? Law and Order, Anti-Terrorism Policies and Civil Liberties in Germany” to be published in the Journal "German Politics"

Tenorio Sánchez, Pedro Constitutión, Derechos Fundamentales y Seguridad. Panorama Comparativo, Entwicklungen im Europäischen Recht Band 37, Prof. Dr. Rainer Arnold (Ed.) Jean-Monnet-Lehrstuhl für Europarecht Lehrstuhl für Offentliches Recht, insbesondere Rechtsvergleichung, Wirtschaftsverwaltungsrecht, Recht der Europäischen Gemeinschaften und Ausländisches Öffentliches Recht, Regensburg

Specific issues regarding anti-terrorism and freedom of expression and information incitement to and apologie of terrorism, hate speech etc

Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (2004) “Collection of relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights related to ‘apologie du terrorisme’ and ‘incitment to terrorism’”

Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (2008) “Collection of relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights related to ‘apologie du terrorisme’ and ‘incitment to terrorism’”(french only)

Steering Committee for Human Rights(CDDH), Committee of Experts for the Development of Human Rights (DH-DEV) “Report: Human Rights in a Multicultural Society - Hate Speech

Voorhoof, Dirk “European Court of Human Rights: where is the ‘chilling effect’? – Conviction of cartoonist for drawing 9/11-cartoon condoning terrorism is not a violation of freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 10 of the Convention” Draft version 15/10, DV

Access to information

Recommendation No. R (2002) 2 on access to official documents

Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)6 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote the respect for freedom of expression and information with regard to Internet filters, adopted on 26 March 2008

Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents

Protection of sources and surveillance

Recommendation No. R (2000) 7 on the right of journalists not to disclose their sources of information and its Explanatory Memorandum