New UNHRC Report Condemns the EU Prevention Strategies

Source: AGENFOR  Worldwide, many violent extremism prevention programmes directly violate human rights and risk even fostering radicalisation, instead of preventing it. This is the warning issued by UN experts in the latest report drafted by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Fionnuala

What does extremism mean? The British public aren’t sure

Julian Hargreaves, University of Cambridge Only a quarter of the British public feel able to define what extremism is, according to a survey by the Commission for Countering Extremism. The findings, released in mid July, suggest that the Home Office needs to do more to get across its message on extremism and how it might

How to support the families of people at risk of radicalisation

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Neda Richards, University of Leeds The fate of foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters and their families remains a heated diplomatic issue, particularly in the wake of the Turkish invasion of north-east Syria. Amid reluctance from some European countries to repatriate their citizens, Turkey has begun sending some former fighters under its control back