Arzu Merali says her organization will no longer participate in consultations about anti-terror laws because the government treated them as a mere rubber-stamping exercise
When there is no right way to review the wrong laws, diversity in counter-terrorism or policing leadership doesn’t matter
Focusing on a myriad of abuses, the briefing conveys the stark message that the concept of ‘human rights’ is now a meaningless term
The legislation seeks powers to close down groups and premises (including mosques) found to be propagating or promoting so-called extremist values
The IHRC also hit out at the government’s Counter Terrorism and Security Bill which is currently being debated in parliament
New legislation could grant the state the power to trawl through a person’s communications without the need for a warrant
This new Bill will erode civil liberties and turn the UK into a police state.
Counter-terrorism officers intend to inform people at schools, universities, airports, shopping centres, cinemas and farms about terrorism