OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Measures to combat terrorism that violate international human rights standards are counter-productive. They undermine the rule of law and the credibility of public authorities, as well as their ability to counter the threat posed by terrorism. ODIHR works to build the capacity of public officials and law enforcement to respect and promote human rights as a means to effectively preventing and combating terrorism. The Office provides expert analysis and supports participating States, upon request, in drafting anti-terrorism laws and strengthening existing legislation in line with international human rights standards.