Category - anti-terrorism law

  • 11 Jul 2015

    Ekkesia co-director Simon Barrow is one of a range of signatories to a letter in the Independent newspaper (others include leading academics, educationists and human rights advocates) expressing concern about the impact of an enforced PREVENT strategy on open debate, free speech and political dissent across Britain. There will be more to follow on this. The letter appeared on Friday 10th June 2015. It is reproduced in full here:

  • 25 Aug 2014

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for an end to the presumption of innocence for those visiting war zones and powers to remove UK citizenship for those supporting a “terrorist state”.

  • 21 Nov 2011

    The Ethiopian government should cease using its anti-terrorism law against journalists and peaceful political activists, two major human rights groups say.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    What are the principal lessons of the ten years of war since the 11 September 2001 attacks? Paul Rogers, professor in the department of peace studies at Bradford University, gives some crisp answers. He has played a prominent role in the Oxford Research Group, has written extensively on related global and regional issues, and his first openDemocracy column was published a few days after 9/11.

  • 3 May 2011

    The campaign group I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! is organising a flashmob outside London’s City Hall today, on World Press Freedom Day.

  • 19 May 2010

    Human rights advocates have welcomed the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission that two men allegedly involved in a terror plot could not be deported to Pakistan.

  • 28 Jan 2010

    Amnesty International yesterday (27 January 2010) called on all states to take concrete steps to end secret detention, following publication of a detailed United Nations report on its widespread use in the name of countering terrorism.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    The Government has suffered another legal humiliation over its implementation of anti-terror legislation. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that special Treasury orders freezing the assets of individuals it believes may be connected to terrorism have been applied unlawfully.

  • 14 Jan 2010
  • 9 Dec 2006

    Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an official cease-fire - reports Ecumenical News International.