The Dangers of the Prevent Strategy

The Dangers of the Prevent Strategy

This briefing covers the areas in which Prevent is threatening human rights, as well as the counterproductive effects of the strategy’s approach. Drawing on case studies, it will specifically examine the impacts on sectors that, by statutory duty, are bound to identify and report individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism. The briefing will argue that this obligation has incited fear and suspicion, threatened human rights, and resulted in misguided referrals. There is no evidence to support this current strategy, while there is a growing number of incidents suggesting its effects are in fact counter-productive.

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