Justice, human rights, and the rule of law have prominently featured in global deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda and remain fundamental components of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. With the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals initiative in 2015, a crucial opportunity now exists to begin identifying and deepening these synergies. This policy brief examines human rights and rule of law in the context of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and in relation to the wider UN system. The brief concludes with several recommendations for strengthening the strategic coherence of the UN’s rule of law-related initiatives in ways that both further the aims of the UN Global Strategy and align with a potential rule of law agenda in the post-2015 development framework.

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