New government terror laws that could jail people for ‘reckless’ statements could violate human rights, say MPs

2018-07-13T18:57:59+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Proposed laws that would see people jailed for viewing terroristmaterial three times or making “reckless” statements about extremist groups may violate human rights, MPs and peers have warned. The government’s new Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill “strikes the wrong balance between security and liberty”, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said. Read more

Schools must help promote ‘British values’, says Ofsted chief

2018-07-13T18:54:28+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, delivered a speech at the Policy Exchange in London last night. Entitled ‘The Ties that Bind’, her speech discussed the promotion of so-called British values, the encouragement of cohesion and integration and why schools must be the forums for understanding and spreading these ideals. “The current meaning of the

Slough community voices frustration against “Prevent lobby”

2018-07-13T18:50:50+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The Slough Prevent Advisory Group (SPAG) held yesterday a community event in partnership with Iqra Primary School and Slough Borough Council on the government’s controversial Prevent agenda. The event titled “Have Your Say on Prevent” hosted a number of speakers to discuss the contentious agenda and answer questions in relation to it. Read more

Prevent in the NHS – British Muslims survey

2018-07-13T18:42:06+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Welcome to the very short online survey for the 'Impact of Prevent in Healthcare' research project! This project, funded by the British Academy, is run by Dr. Tarek Younis and Dr. Sushrut Jadhav. The purpose of this survey is to explore your experiences and thoughts on Prevent's integration in the NHS. Prevent is part of the UK government's

The New UK Counterterrorism Strategy: Critical Questions for the ‘Prevent’ Strand

2018-07-13T18:39:02+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

A new version of the UK’s counterterrorism strategy (also known as CONTEST), was unveiled earlier this month. Of the four strands comprising CONTEST, it is the Prevent strand, preventing individuals from becoming terrorists and supporting terrorism, that elicits the strongest reaction from different sections of British society. Read more

MP’s call to extend Copyright Directive filters to ‘extremist’ material attacked by Article 19

2018-07-13T18:36:13+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

An amendment to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill that would extend copyright filtering to cover ‘extremist' material has been condemned by human rights organisation Article 19. The organisation warns that the amendment, proposed by Labour MP Stephen Doughty, amounts to censorship and would, in any case, likely contravene Article 15 of the European Union E-Commerce Directive.

BMA is urged to back doctors who refuse to take part in government’s Prevent programme

2018-07-13T18:19:40+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Doctors have urged the BMA to support members who refuse to take part in the government’s Prevent programme. Under the strategy, which is part of the UK government’s counterterrorism plan, NHS organisations are legally obliged to report people who they think may be at risk of becoming terrorists. General practices are not covered by this

How to de-radicalise an extremist

2018-06-23T19:17:38+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Prevent in the News|

When I met Adam in early 2016, he told me that he wanted to join the “Muslim army.” He had been watching videos of jihadists training and said that if he didn’t find a job he might sign up. “If I go fight at least I have a life,” he said. “What am I gonna

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