UN Special Rapporteur: UK Government should consider PREVENT impact on minorities which is “dividing, stigmatising and alienating communities”

2018-07-20T22:40:01+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The United Nation (UN)’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Professor Joseph Cannataci, has added his voice to the chorus of UN representatives raising concerns over PREVENT, recommending that the UK Government quickly investigates the impact of the counter-terrorism strategy. Read more

New government terror laws that could jail people for ‘reckless’ statements could violate human rights, say MPs

2018-07-13T18:57:59+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Proposed laws that would see people jailed for viewing terroristmaterial three times or making “reckless” statements about extremist groups may violate human rights, MPs and peers have warned. The government’s new Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill “strikes the wrong balance between security and liberty”, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said. Read more

Schools must help promote ‘British values’, says Ofsted chief

2018-07-13T18:54:28+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, delivered a speech at the Policy Exchange in London last night. Entitled ‘The Ties that Bind’, her speech discussed the promotion of so-called British values, the encouragement of cohesion and integration and why schools must be the forums for understanding and spreading these ideals. “The current meaning of the

Slough community voices frustration against “Prevent lobby”

2018-07-13T18:50:50+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The Slough Prevent Advisory Group (SPAG) held yesterday a community event in partnership with Iqra Primary School and Slough Borough Council on the government’s controversial Prevent agenda. The event titled “Have Your Say on Prevent” hosted a number of speakers to discuss the contentious agenda and answer questions in relation to it. Read more

Prevent in the NHS – British Muslims survey

2018-07-13T18:42:06+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Welcome to the very short online survey for the 'Impact of Prevent in Healthcare' research project! This project, funded by the British Academy, is run by Dr. Tarek Younis and Dr. Sushrut Jadhav. The purpose of this survey is to explore your experiences and thoughts on Prevent's integration in the NHS. Prevent is part of the UK government's

The New UK Counterterrorism Strategy: Critical Questions for the ‘Prevent’ Strand

2018-07-13T18:39:02+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

A new version of the UK’s counterterrorism strategy (also known as CONTEST), was unveiled earlier this month. Of the four strands comprising CONTEST, it is the Prevent strand, preventing individuals from becoming terrorists and supporting terrorism, that elicits the strongest reaction from different sections of British society. Read more

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