Online Event: Rebalancing Counterterrorism Policy and Humanitarian Action
A balance between counterterrorism efforts and humanitarian action remains elusive. Restrictions on assistance activities from international counterterrorism provisions of the UN Security Council and other donor countries are an impediment to effective humanitarian action. Agencies operating in areas with a sustained presence of designated groups feel vulnerable to criminal and civil liability, despite provisions seeking to exempt humanitarian assistance, which are often insufficient to ensure principled aid delivery.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Humanitarian Agenda is pleased to host Dr. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, and Dr. Stephen Tankel, Associate Professor at American University, for a discussion on rebalancing counterterrorism and humanitarian imperatives. Dr. Ní Aoláin will include a brief overview of the findings from her latest report to the UN General Assembly on this issue.
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.