Close Guantánamo

The so-called "war on terror" has led to an erosion of a whole host of human rights.

States are resorting to practices which have long been prohibited by international law, and have sought to justify these practices in the name of national security.

Amnesty International has consistently condemned the acts of terrorism in recent years that have left thousands of civilians dead or injured.

Amnesty International is clear, however, that real security from such attacks can only be achieved through strengthening the human rights framework, not through undermining it by resorting to unlawful practices.

Amnesty International is campaigning to challenge counter-terrorism measures that erode respect for human rights.

Learn more about the key issues in this campaign:

Close Guantánamo

Stop abductions
No deals on torture