Human rights campaigners claim Lord Carlile’s appointment undermines review’s credibility

Human rights campaigners have threatened the Home Office with legal action over its appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer of its anti-radicalisation programme Prevent.

The peer’s appointment, announced this month, was met with criticism from human rights and civil liberties groups, citing his previous on-record support for the Prevent programme.

Carlile has admitted to parliament that he “may be somewhat biased towards” Prevent and declared his “considered and strong support” for the programme.

Source: Home Office faces legal battle over Prevent reviewer | UK news | The Guardian