South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Compiled by Law Desk (SOURCE: UN.ORG).
The primary responsibility to support victims of terrorism and to uphold their rights rests with the States themselves. The United Nations (UN) has been working to provide resources, mobilise the international community and better address the needs of victims of terrorism by sensitising the States. The UN has an important role in supporting the States to implement Pillars I (addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism) and IV (measures to ensure respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism) of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy through standing in solidarity.

The General Assembly, in its resolution of 2017, established 21 August as the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in order to honour and support the victims and survivors of terrorism and to promote and protect the full enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Resolution built on existing efforts by the General Assembly, the Commission of Human Rights and the Human Rights Council to promote and protect the rights of victims of terrorism. This proclamation reaffirmed that the promotion and the protection of human rights and the rule of law at the national and international levels are essential for preventing and combating terrorism.

This year, the second commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism) will focus on the resilience of victims and their families.


Updated On: August 20, 2019