A collection of IHRC reports, briefings and publications on UK counter-terror laws
PREVENT & CHANNEL:
- 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.
- Preventing Violent Extremism: Response by the Islamic Human Rights Commission To UK Government Consultation ;2009 - The Prevent strategy is doomed to fail in its objectives of preventing violent extremism unless and until it solves a number of inherent flaws.
- Whose Hearts and Minds? Contest 2 in Context ;2009 - This briefing seeks to provide an overview of the updated version of the ‘Counter-Terrorism Strategy of the United Kingdom
- 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.
- IHRC response to: 'Preventing Extremism Together: Places of Worship' ;2005 - Submission by the IHRC to the Home Office in response to the consultation document 'Preventing Extremism Together: Places of Worship' of 6 October 2005.
- The UK Anti-Terrorism Laws: Why Do We Oppose Them? ;2015 - A letter to IHRC supporters regarding the Counter Terrorism Bill
- Groundless anti-terror laws must go ;2015 - Anti-terror powers are about protecting UK foreign policy from dissent, rather than protecting the public from violence
- 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'.
- 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
- Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001;2001 - A brief overview of how the Act confers greater powers on law enforcement authorities to counter terrorism but severely limits civil liberties and human rights
- Report to the Islamic Human Rights Commission on the Detensions Under the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 ;2002- Implications of the detentions of two people in the context of the backlash against Muslims following the events of September 11th 2001.
EMERGENCY LEGISLATION 9/11:
- 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.
POLICING & SCHEDULE 7:
- The amendments to Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000 ;2013 - IHRC's concerns over the amendments in the ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING BILL 2013
- 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
- Schedule 7: New Figures Released by Home Office for 2010/11 Overview ;2011 - IHRC is deeply concerned with new Home office figures showing continued discrimination in the application of Schedule 7 against ethnic minority groups
- Policing, Protest and Conflict: Report Into the Policing of the London Gaza Demonstrations in 08-09 ;2010 - a response to the myriad of complaints received by the Islamic Human Rights Commission from demonstrators during the 22 Day War on Gaza
- Muslim Profiling ;2009 - Questions Regarding Police Strategy and Policy With Regard to the Pro-Israel Rally and Counter-demonstration on 6th May 2002
- Concerns over the Immigration Bill 2013-14 ;2014 - IHRC's concern over on the amendments to s40 of the British Nationality Act 1981 in the immigration Bill 2013 - 14.
- 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.
- Response from IHRC to the Consultation on Exclusion or Deportation from the UK of Foreign Nationals on Non-Conducive Grounds ;2005 - The Islamic Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned by the latest proposals to extend the grounds under which the Home Secretary may deport non-UK citizens