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ReliefWeb Press Release: Statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  Counter-terrorism measures can impact humanitarian action negatively Format News and Press Release    Source: ICRC  |   Posted: 6 Oct 2022  |   Originally published: 6 Oct 2022  |   Origin: View original Statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the United Nations General Assembly, 77th session, Sixth Committee Plenary Meeting on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism. STATEMENT 06 OCTOBER 2022 "[Mr, Madame] Chair, Terrorism not only violates  international humanitarian law (IHL) , it negates the basic principle of humanity. Terrorism can have devastating impacts on communities and individuals. The ICRC condemns acts of  terrorism , whether committed within or outside armed conflict and irrespective of their perpetrators. It is legitimate and necessary for States to take responsive action to ensure their security and that of their population. We have seen that counter-terrorism (or "CT") measures, however, can negatively impact humanita

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