During the past few weeks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Sinai, Beirut, and Paris. The so-called “Islamic State” has claimed responsibility over such atrocious and barbarian acts, and has threatened further action.

As an organization devoted to the promotion of human rights, mainly through training and research, the Geneva Centre strongly condemns the cruel and brutal attacks carried out by Daesh militants, wherever they take place. Terrorism is to be considered not only as a threat to international peace and security, but also, in this case, as a flagrant violation of the most basic human right: the right to life. Governments bear thus the duty to undertake concerted efforts to fight against the scourge of terrorism, in compliance with international law.

The Geneva Centre expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims and stands in solidarity with them.

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