Victims of terrorism and their families have rights related to remedy and reparation that are articulated in international human rights and humanitarian law, regional standards, and domestic legislation. The General Assembly has emphasized Member States' commitments to those rights, particularly in resolution 73/305. This keynote address will provide an overview on the status of the protection and promotion of the rights of victims of terrorism, progress made in recent years by Member States and the international community, and the challenges that remain.
"Fireside chat" on the changing nature of protecting the rights of victims of terrorism
The "fireside chat" between the current Special Rapporteur and the two former Special Rapporteurs on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism will discuss the ways in which their mandate, as it relates to victims of terrorism, has changed over time. It will highlight changes in international attitudes and organizational structures that have allowed for increased focus on victims and ways for the mandate to continue to focus on victims' rights and needs at both the national and international level.