UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations human rights expert on counter terrorism has strongly criticized two recent resolutions of the Security Council that separated Taliban and Qaeda regimes from each other. Prof Martin Scheinin, the outgoing UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism, said the June 17 resolutions that separated persons and entities belonging to Taliban from the al-Qaeda against the backdrop of ongoing consultations between the NATO forces and Taliban were "politically" motivated without proper legal and human rights considerations. He said the listing of individuals and organizations under the international sanctions regime against terrorism still fails to address the human rights shortcomings in the process.