Lord Carlile QC has been stood down by the government as independent reviewer of the Prevent programme following a legal challenge over his appointment.

In a letter to Rights Watch UK, which launched the legal action against the Home Office earlier this year, the government’s legal advisers said they had “full confidence” in his work but confirmed his role “has been concluded”.

Terms of reference for the review of Prevent are also being reconsidered by the Home Office, the letter stated.

Source: Lord Carlile removed from Prevent review after legal challenge | Prevent strategy | The Guardian