© Eric Roset
Countering violent extremismshould not be looked at asonly putting an end tosomething negative; it’s alsopositive peace.
Upholding human rights is notmerely compatible with a successfulcounter-terrorism strategy.It is an essential element of it.
Young people should be familiar with human rights instruments because these can be used to protect and defend people at risk, and their norms challenge the logic of violent extremist narratives. UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security recognises the role of youth in countering violent extremism. It declares that young people are entitled to participate in peace and security discussions in their countries.