1. The Political Affairs Committee welcomes Lord Tomlinson's
report on “Human rights and the fight against terrorism” and concurs
with the principal conclusions contained in the draft resolution
tabled by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.
2. It considers that the draft resolution constitutes a useful
and timely reminder of the fundamental human rights principles which
must be the foundation of Council of Europe member states' action
against terrorism – a scourge which unfortunately continues to plague
3. The committee proposes a number of amendments intended to
improve and supplement the text of the draft resolution without
affecting its main conclusions.