IHRC Reports and briefings on Counter terrorism measures



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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’.
  • United To Protect Our Rights ;2005 – A briefing document on the governments anti-terrorism proposals and a joint analysis from UK’s leading civil society organisations
  • Britain: An Outpost of Tyranny ;2005 – With Home Secretary, Charles Clarke’s latest proposals on dealing with terror suspects drawing as much controversy as his predecessor’s ideas, IHRC examines whether Britain is crossing the line to becoming a police state.
  • Terror in the Name of Anti-Terrorism: The UK in 2004 ;2004 – This report outlines our concerns regarding matters raised by the discussion paper and ideas generally mooted regarding extending current ‘anti-terrorist’ measures and their impact on civil liberties and human rights of individuals and communities in the UK.
  • The Civil Contingencies Bill ;2004 – An overview of the British government’s proposed Bill and its implications on human rights and civil liberties


  • Emergency Legislation Violates Human Rights Standards ;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.


  • Response to Home Office Consultation Paper: Review of the Operation of Schedule 7;2012 – Schedule 7 is the widest ranging stop power in the UK which places an obligation upon people examined or detained under it to cooperate with the full extent of the powers applied against them. IHRC responded to a UK government consultation on the review of the operation of Schedule 7, and it is published here overviewing the continued discriminatory use of Schedule 7 by the UK Home Office
  • Muslim Profiling ;2009 – Questions Regarding Police Strategy and Policy With Regard to the Pro-Israel Rally and Counter-demonstration on 6th May 2002


  • Home Office Extradition Review ;2011 – The Islamic Human Rights Commission makes the following submission to the Home Office in response to its request for submissions for the independent review of the UK’s Extradition Arrangements.