Reviewing anti-terrorist laws

Reviewing anti-terrorist laws

Written by: Harmit Athwal

The Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) has recently submitted evidence to the Privy Council which is reviewing the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001.

Its submission,Terrorising minority communities: ‘anti-terrorism’ powers, their use and abuse, examines how legislation disproportionately affects refugee and migrant communities and argues that the legislation is undemocratic and discriminatory. The submission contains testimony from people of different communities who have been arrested under anti-terrorist laws and outlines their experiences from the police station to their trials for alleged terrorist offences.

CAMPACC was formed in 2001 when twenty-one organisations in the UK were banned by the Terrorism Act 2000.

Related links

Read the full text of the CAMPACC submission at the CARF website (pdf file, 152kb).

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities

Contact CAMPACC on 020 7586 5892.

The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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