11:08
13 mei 2021

Extremism in the UK: New definitions threaten human and civil rights

Extremism in the UK: New definitions threaten human and civil rights

Both the Commission for Countering Extremism and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services have put forward new terminology to describe extremist organisations and activities in the UK; but Professor Chris Allen of the University of Leicester believes the new definitions could create more problems than they solve.

The UK Government’s approach to dealing with extremism has been enormously controversial since its strategy designed to counter it was released in 2015.

After years of invoking the subjective idea that extremists oppose “fundamental British values”, the Government’s current definition of extremism been decried as unfit for purpose, with some far right-wing groups even using it to their advantage.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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