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High level seminar on the protection of Human Rights within the Framework of the Fight against Terrorism

high level seminar

On October 8th and 9th 2009, the Counter-terrorism Task-Force of the Council of Europe and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Spain organised in Málaga, with the support of the University of Málaga and of the Foundation Valsaín, a high level seminar on the protection of Human Rights within the Framework of the Fight against Terrorism.

The seminar was opened by Mr. Cándido Conde Pumpido, Public Prosecutor of Spain, Mr. Francisco de la Torre Prados, Mayor of Málaga, Mr. Alvaro Gil-Robles, first Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Juan Manuel of Barandica y Luxán, Ambassador of Spain for Strategic Affairs, Ambassador Fernando Perpiñá, Secretary of the Club of Madrid and Mrs. Adelaida de la Calle Martín, Rector of the University of Málaga.

The participants - coming from diplomatic, ministerial, judicial and academic circles and also from civil society - discussed consecutively the integration of Human Rights in national counter-terrorism policies, the tools available for this purpose at national and international level and legal challenges faced by States in this field