Human Rights Concerns relevant to Legislating on Provocation or Incitement to Terrorism and Related Offences

31-03-2008

This briefing note will first explain the international human rights law framework relevant to provocation to terrorism and related offences, particularly public provocation, with a focus on freedom of expression. It will make reference to relevant international case law and policy and highlight legislation and cases in selected EU Member States. It will then give a brief analysis of the human rights implications of the Commission proposal for a Council Framework Decision amending Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism.

This briefing note will first explain the international human rights law framework relevant to provocation to terrorism and related offences, particularly public provocation, with a focus on freedom of expression. It will make reference to relevant international case law and policy and highlight legislation and cases in selected EU Member States. It will then give a brief analysis of the human rights implications of the Commission proposal for a Council Framework Decision amending Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism.