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IHRC Reports and briefings on Counter terrorism measures

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PREVENT & CHANEL:

  • IHRC Response to Tackling Extremism in the UK: a government report ;2014 - On 4 December 2013, the UK government revealed its report Tackling Extremism in the UK, a report of the Prime Minister's Taskforce on Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism (TEUK). TEUK's provisions have been heavily criticised, and this briefing outlines some key concerns identified by IHRC. 
  • British Muslims – ‘The Suspect Community’? ;2013 - The government initiative Channel states its aims as ‘protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism.’ It is embedded within the Prevent strategy, one of the four main work streams of the overall UK strategy for Countering Terrorism, known as CONTEST. Louise de Menthon looks at the problems of Channel.
  • You ONLY have the Right to Silence ;2006 - In a post the post 7-7 era, pressure on Muslims has increased in all spheres of life. A review of concerns regarding security discourse on Muslims on campus in Britian.
LEGISLATION:

Proposed Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: An Orwellian Possibility ;2015 - The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill was placed before parliament in November 2014. The Bill will introduce a raft of new measures to deal with terrorism and extremism in the UK. It is IHRC's view that the current proposal is part of a long history of using legislation to target and criminalise the Muslim community.

Countering Terror or Counter-Productive? Comparing Irish and Muslim Experiences of Counter-insurgency Law and Policy ;2010 - This report is a record of, and reflection on, two days of discussions that took place in Belfast in June 2009 between a group of Irish human rights and community activists and political ex-prisoners, ... and representatives of a number of Muslim groups working on similar issues today.

Section 44: Causes of Concern ;2008 - Submission by the Islamic Human Rights Commission to the Home Office in response to the consultation document 'Section 44'.

Proposed Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: An Orwellian Possibility

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counterThis new Bill will erode civil liberties and turn the UK into a police state.

Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie

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jenesuispasArticles and statements critiquing Charlie Hebdo and some of the response to the incident

An Ongoing Persecution: Minorities in Canada, France, UK, USA & Netherlands

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unitednations1A statement to the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues

European Court of Human Rights judgment on French laws banning the niqab and burqa

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(c) Glenda GlitaGrrlLena Mohamed look s at the June 2014 judgment in the ECHR over the French ban on face veils.

The Never-ending Story of Egypt: Al-Sisi and the Military Legacy

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Egypt_Flag_by_zakzak008Caterina Aiena on Egypt's military legacy

Beyond blackface: emancipation through the struggle against Black pete, Dutch racism and Afrophobia

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blackpeteDetailed background on the 'Black Pete' case from Mitchell Esajas

Operation Trojan Horse: What isn't being said

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parkviewArticles and opinion pieces on the so-called ‘Islamist’ plot to take over schools in Birmingham

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