Video: Counter-Terrorism & Civil Society, a short film by UN Special Rapporteur Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Yesterday, UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism & Human Rights, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin released a video explaining the often detrimental impact of counter-terrorism measures on civil society, including Human Rights Defenders. Ms. Ní Aoláin give’s special attention to the post-9/11 international approach to counter-terrorism and the persecution of legitimate human rights defence.

“When you target civil society, you target the best of us.”

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