OIC urges to counter terrorism in compliance with humanitarian laws


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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on states to ensure counter terrorism strategies in compliance with the international human rights, refugee and humanitarian laws.

The call was made by OIC Secretary General Secretary Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, while inaugurating the thematic debate in Jeddah on Tuesday on countering terrorism and protecting human rights.

He said counter terrorism measures like illegal and arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings, racial and ethnic profiling, and illegal settlements pose serious challenges to human rights and the rule of law.

Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen said that OIC firmly rejects the identification of terrorism with any nationality or religion and has always highlighted the necessity of addressing the conditions that foster terrorism by promoting human rights, tolerance and multiculturalism and tackling negative socio- economic factors.—Radio Pakistan