Counterterrorism policies should respect human rights and promote the well-being of all people. Today, many countries use counterterrorism and security programs that harm the freedoms of speech, religion, and association -- especially among minorities and other vulnerable or marginalized groups. Security should not mean oppression.
Rights and Security International works to increase the ability of judges, lawmakers, oversight bodies, and the public to monitor these policies and keep them in line with rights. We also promote an inclusive vision of security -- one in which everyone's security matters, and governments honour equality, dignity, and other rights.
For more information on our work around counterterrorism measures against marginalised and vulnerable groups, feel free to explore our 'Marginalised groups' tags in our 'Advocacy' and 'Impact' sections.