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
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.
A recent report by the UN into children’s rights in the UK urges the government to ensure children have access to legal support and to ensure
Prevent Watch was among at least 3 UK based NGOs that submitted concerns about children’s rights which have featured in last month’s publication of a report
Risks posed by new technological advancements, particularly those developed with counter terrorism policy, is the central theme of a report to the UN by the special
This summary is a foundational read for those seeking case-based evidence and academic review of counter-extremism, in the UK or globally.
The People’s Review of Prevent today submitted the Policy Exchange report, entitled Delegitimising Counter-Terrorism, as further evidence to the UN of sustained and structural discrimination against British Muslim civil society. The report is a weak attempt to shutdown the wave of criticism that will follow the long overdue Shawcross-led government review into Prevent, which was boycotted due to its lack of independence and integrity. Policy Exchange makes the shocking claim that Muslim critics of the failing counter-extremism policy are ‘enabling terrorism’. The report offers little in terms of research or academic criticism but presents a series of attacks only Muslim civil society organisations and individuals who are critical of the government’s toxic Prevent programme and its impact on Muslims and wider society. Source: Press Release – The People Review of Prevent
UK government straying towards ‘thought crime’ by criminalising viewing terrorist material, UN inspector says
A United Nations inspector has accused the British government of straying towards “thought crime” with a proposed law criminalising the repeated viewing of terrorist material. At the end of his UK visit, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy raised concerns about plans to make accessing propaganda “on three or more different occasions” an offence. Read more
This United Nations statement documents the growing concern at the UN about the potential for racial and religious abuse within Prevent.