Doc. 10620

28 June 2005

Need to fight terrorism as a threat to fundamental human rights

Motion for a recommendation

presented by Mr Grebennikov and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it

1.       Guidelines on the protection of victims of terrorist acts, adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 2 March 2005 at the 917th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, consider that terrorism seriously jeopardises human rights, threatens democracy and aims to destabilise legitimately constituted governments and to undermine pluralistic civil society, and ultimately, challenges the striving of individuals to live free from fear for their lives and lives of relatives.

2.       The right to life is a fundamental human right without which one could not even think of other rights and freedoms. That is why the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, irrespective of the slogans by which terrorists try to justify their acts, shall become a priority objective of all international organisations dealing with protection of human rights.

3.       The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe should not avoid this activity. It seems expedient to prepare a relevant report in order to assess a possible contribution of the Council of Europe to the fight against terrorism.

Signed 1:

GREBENNIKOV, Valery, Russia, EDG


HANCOCK, Michael, United Kingdom, ALDE

MARGARYAN, Grigor, Armenia, EDG

NAGHDALYAN, Hermine, Armenia, ALDE

OLIYNYK, Boris, Ukraine, UEL

RUŽIĆ, Branko, Serbia and Montenegro, SOC

ŠAMI, Zoran, Serbia and Montenegro, EPP/CD

SEYIDOV, Samad, Azerbaijan, EDG

SLUTSKY, Leonid, Russia, SOC

TULAEV, Nikolay, Russia, EDG

1        SOC: Socialist Group

      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party

      ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

      EDG: European Democratic Group

      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left

      NR: not registered in a group