UN Security Council


A case study illustrating the use and looming dangers of collection and use of biometrics in the name of counter-terrorism.


In this submission, Privacy International (PI) responds to the call for inputs to assist the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Working Groups on “Criminal Justice, Legal Responses and Countering the Financing of Terrorism” and “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law while Countering Terrorism and Supporting Victims of Terrorism” in developing a guidance document intended to support Member States in their efforts to implement countering terrorism financing measures, in compliance with relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2462 (2019), and in full respect of international human rights law.

News & Analysis

Key findings of the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Dr. Krisztina Huszti-Orbán on the Use of Biometric Data to Identify Terrorists