Action against terrorism (2013)
This brochure describes the Council of Europe's activities in the field of fighting against terrorism.
The Council of Europe has been dedicated since 1949 to upholding human rights, the rule of law and pluralist democracy,
and has acquired unique authority and experience in those fi elds. The starting point for all its activities is the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. The Organisation started working on terrorism in the 1970s but stepped up its efforts in 2001 in the wake of the unprecedented terrorist attacks in the United States. As a regional organisation, the Council of Europe is committed to facilitating the implementation of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions 1373(2001) and 1624 (2005) and of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. It does
this by providing a forum for discussing and adopting regional standards and best practice and by providing assistance
to its member states in improving their counter-terrorism capabilities.