JOINT

Counter Extremism Bill and the Prevent Duty in education examined

29 April 2016

The Joint Committee on Human Rights examines the Government's Counter Extremism Strategy, as a part of the Committee's legislative scrutiny of the Counter Extremism Bill for its human rights compliance.

Witnesses

Wednesday 4 May 2016, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.15pm

  • Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford
  • Dr Jessie Blackbourn, University of Kingston,
  • Karon McCarthy, PREVENT officer and Assistant Principal at Chobham Academy,
  • Christine Abbott, University Secretary and Director of Operations, Birmingham City University

Purpose of session

The Committee will focus on examining human rights issues arising in the context of the Government’s counter-extremism strategy. The particular focus of this session is the operation of the Prevent Duty in the educational sphere.

Background

Useful briefings include:

Further information

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