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Government to be challenged in court over Prevent reviewer | UK news | The Guardian

February 8th, 2020|

Legal action from Rights Watch (UK) comes amid spate of terror attacks in London The government’s failure to appoint an independent reviewer of its Prevent strategy and assess the controversial de-radicalisation programme’s effectiveness is to be challenged in court. The decision by Rights Watch (UK) to initiate legal action against the Home Office [...]

UK may bypass human rights convention to rush through terror laws | UK news | The Guardian

February 4th, 2020|

Ministers want to ban terrorists from being released early in wake of London attacks Britain could temporarily separate itself from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) in order to push through emergency laws on sentencing for terrorists in the wake of the London Bridge and Streatham attacks. Ministers want [...]

Cycling advocacy group listed alongside extremist groups on counter-terror list | The Independent

January 31st, 2020|

A cycling advocacy group has appeared alongside Nazi iconography and proscribed groups in a compilation of signs and symbols put together by counter-terror policing. Critical Mass, a cycle safety and advocacy group which originated from San Francisco, campaigns for local and national authorities to support green forms of transport and develop cycling-friendly infrastructure. However [...]

Priti Patel’s plan to tackle radicalised youth is so flawed it’s mad, says study | Politics | The Guardian

January 31st, 2020|

A Home Office-funded study into tackling radicalisation among young people has concluded that the approach being pushed through by the home secretary, Priti Patel, is so flawed that it is “madness”.Instead the research, which will be unveiled on Wednesday and is described as one of the biggest scientific surveys of [...]

Schools are ‘massive’ referrer to St Helens’ anti-radicalisation programme | St Helens Star

January 31st, 2020|

SCHOOLS in St Helens are increasingly flagging up concerns that pupils may be in danger of being radicalised, a council meeting has heard. Source: Schools are 'massive' referrer to St Helens' anti-radicalisation programme | St Helens Star

Non-violent groups on UK counter-terror list threaten legal action | Environment | The Guardian

January 31st, 2020|

Peaceful protest groups listed in a counter-terrorism guide used as part of anti-extremism briefings are threatening legal action unless it is withdrawn.The Guardian revealed on Friday that Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups were listed alongside neo-Nazis in the document used as part of training for Prevent, the anti-radicalisation scheme [...]

What’s wrong with Prevent? | Quakers in Britain

January 31st, 2020|

​Prevent fostered racism before police labelled Extinction Rebellion as extremists. Prevent is the UK government's programme to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It has hit the headlines many times since its 2003 inception, and did so again in January when The Guardian revealed that police in South East England had [...]

UK: Prevent review ‘will go ahead’ following concerns by rights groups | Middle East Eye

January 31st, 2020|

Conservative party pledges to review counter-terrorism strategy facing renewed criticism from Muslim community The British government said it will continue its review of the controversial Prevent strategy amid concerns by rights groups that the Conservative Party was planning to scrap its report into the counter-terrorism scheme. Prevent is a strand of the British [...]

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