The Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats recently held an event examining the Prevent duty, where experts from Prevent Watch taught us these 5 things.
The People's Review of Prevent
The People’s Review of Prevent is an alternative review to the Government Shawcross Review.
This review provides a voice to the people most impacted by the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is described as ‘safeguarding’ children from harms. However, under Prevent, safeguarding is focused on protecting the wider public from children believed to be ‘risky’, rather than protecting children from harms.
Throughout our report we present case studies that show how real these harms can be and the distress they cause to children and their families and carers.
This blog is about three main concerns about the Prevent strategy that are linked to civil liberties and human rights. It forms a summary of Prevent
Amnesty International has called for the abolition of the Prevent strategy, accusing it of severe human rights abuses and of encouraging “thought policing”.
A report by Amnesty International, illustrates that Prevent is a dangerously broken system where the vast majority of people reported do not present any threat.
The far-reaching consequences of the Prevent strategy on British Muslims is a key concern for Fionnuala Ni Aolain, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and
Rights & Security International (RSI) has raised concerns about trends suggested by UK data on race and ethnicity from Prevent and Channel referrals.
Human rights groups have loudly criticised the just-released independent review of Prevent, led by William Shawcross.
If you haven’t answered the Amnesty International survey on Prevent, this is the last week to do so.
The UK government could soon make the list of human rights abusers with its “outright assault” on the rights of its own citizens and aggressive roll-back of protections such as on the right to assemble and protest. This is according to the international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW). “The shrinking civic space is not relegated to countries far away,” said Tirana Hassan, the acting executive director of HRW. “When you come to the UK, you look at the very worrying trend we are seeing. A slew of legislation was passed last year where fundamental human rights are being challenged. The protest law is something we are deeply concerned about.” Hassan said HRW had identified a “worrying trend” by the UK government of proposing laws that violate human rights and significantly weaken protections. “When you talk about civic space and about people’s right to participate in a democratic society, the right
Discipline in the Conservative Party disintegrated further after Downing Street slapped down Suella Braverman for breaking with government policy as she called for the UK to leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The home secretary said it was her personal view and acknowledged government policy was to work within the boundaries of the convention, which is interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. However, her intervention is another sign of the indiscipline within Liz Truss’s administration at the Tory party conference in Birmingham. Source: Suella Braverman angers No 10 with attack on human rights convention | News | The Times