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CAMPAIGN UPDATE: International Helsinki Federation Report on Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights, and further resources

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Read the Islamic Human Rights Commission's comments on the UK situation in 'Anti-Terrorism Measures, Security and Human Rights: Developments in Europe, Central Asia and North America in the Aftermath of September 11'.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission

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3rd July 2003

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: International Helsinki Federation Report on Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights, and further resources


Read the Islamic Human Rights Commission's comments on the UK situation in 'Anti-Terrorism Measures, Security and Human Rights: Developments in Europe, Central Asia and North America in the Aftermath of September 11'. The report can be downloaded in word or PDF format from:

http://www.ihf-hr.org/documents/doc_summary.php?sec_id=3&d_id=390

For further information on the introduction of further anti-terrorist measures in the UK as well as the backlash against Muslims since 9/11 see:


Islamophobia - The New Crusade
17 May 2002
Arzu Merali & Massoud Shadjareh overview the rise in the phenomenon from international politics to schools and universities. It questions liberal society's ability to get beyond its prejudices.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=379


A Report to the IHRC on Detentions under the Anti-terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001
08 September 2002

Natalia Garcia of Tyndallwoods Solicitors looks at the infringement of human rights and civil liberties by the detentions under the UK's latest anti-terrorist legislation.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=386

The Hidden Victims of September 11: The Backlash Against Muslims in the UK
08 September 2002

IHRC's updated report on the number and nature of anti-Muslim hate attacks in the UK in the wake of 9/11.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=385

The Hidden Victims of September 11: Prisoners of UK Law
08 September 2002

Sultana Tafadar overviews the use of anti-terrorist and other legislation against British Muslims in the last year.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=384

BRIEFING: Language, media and the public mind - A case study of reporting of the 'ricin' incident
09 April 2003

An analysis by Romana Majid and Sabbia Hanif of how overt and covert racist and Islamophobic stereotyping in the media works, with specific reference to the 'ricin incident' in the UK earlier this year.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=612

BRIEFING: Derogation from A Non-Derogable Right? Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Immigration and the British Government.
02 March 2003

In an increasingly globalised world, where law is seen as the principal carrier of the few values still shared by diverse nations, it is ironic that the UK Government is undermining its commitment...
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=599


BRIEFING: Emergency Legislation Violates Human Rights Standards
01 January 2002

Home Secretary David Blunkett is taking steps to introduce emergency legislation as a result of the atrocities of September 11. The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill includes measures to detain terrorist suspects indefinitely without trial.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=12

Emergency Legislation Violates Human Rights Standards, Briefing Update number 2
26 November 2001

IHRC has a number of further concerns regarding the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill currently being pushed through parliament in an unprecedented attempt to curtail civil liberties in the UK.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=39



For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8902 0888 or email info@ihrc.org.

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8902 0888
Fax (+44) 20 8902 0889
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org




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