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Prevent Watch supports call to scrap Prevent at the United Nations

Prevent Watch was at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, in support of Rights and Security International’s (RSI) submission to the Human Rights Committee about Prevent – here’s what we learnt.

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A sly move to sanction groups: What the ‘new definition of extremism’ means

Is the UK going to define and ban proscribed groups? Here’s what distinguishes the latest definition of extremism.

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Prevent is political: No ‘new definition of extremism’, only a war on ideas

The current media flurry around a ‘new definition of extremism’ is misplaced; there is not, in fact, a new definition, but the political manifestation of a recommendation about the implementation of Prevent by Shawcross.

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Centering Prevent as a governance mechanism: Behind Rishi Sunak’s ‘mob rule’ extremism claims

Rishi Sunak’s call to ‘double-down’ on Prevent has generated a lot of media headlines about ‘new’ definitions of extremism, but it’s important to know that there are no new definitions offered at all.

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Prevent in immigration will deepen state violence to migrant communities

Shawcross’s recommendation to apply to Prevent in immigration relies upon one flawed assumption among many that he makes in his review, and will further divide and destabilise UK society.

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Why the Prevent duty threatens long-term public security

The foundations of the Prevent duty are pre-crime in nature; it rests on an assumption that it is possible to ‘predict’ an individual’s susceptibility to be violent, even when that individual is a child.

The People’s Review of Prevent is an extraordinary document and underscores the tremendously vibrant civil society in the United Kingdom. It stands as a testament to the courage of the people to share their experiences. It demonstrates the power of aggregating these cases to reveal systemic issues, rather than isolated incidents”.

Interview with Fionnuala Ni Aolain, 

UN Special Rapporteur

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