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UN Rapporteur Fears Counterterrorism Measures May Undermine Civil Society

Governments around the world are using the threat of terrorism as a justification to crack down on human rights defenders and civil society activists, the U.N. special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights warned this week in Washington. "I remain deeply concerned in my role as special rapporteur that civil society groups are being targeted by national security laws and administrative procedures for engaging in legitimate activities that are protected by...

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