Thu, 04 Mar|
How can we effectively prevent terrorism from happening again in the UK?
Time & Location
04 Mar 2021, 19:00 – 20:00
About the Event
The furore surrounding the pre-charge detention period for suspects cast a shadow over the Counter Terrorism Bill in 2008, leaving scant consideration among the media and politicians alike for other important aspects of the Bill. Aside from the intended provision of up to forty-two days for the police and security services to gather evidence, the Bill amended the UK’s anti-terror laws. The post-charge questioning of terrorism suspects; the prosecution of terrorism offences and the punishment of convicted terrorists; asset freezing procedures; inquests and enquires dealing with sensitive information; and the disclosure of information to the secret services were all covered. But has it stopped the Terrorists ? In this webinar we ask the question "How can we effectively prevent terrorism from happening again in the UK ?"
This discussion will be led by Owais Rejput. Owais Rajput was an advisor on terrorism to Teresa May when she was Prime Minister and he also worked with Boris Johnson in the Foreign Office. He has been a long term member of the The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. He works now as a researcher at the University of Glasgow has a Masters Degree in International Terrorism and has published numerous titles including a review of the Government PREVENT Programme and: Hard to Reach Communities: Issues Facing British Muslims of Kashmiri Heritage Born & Bred in the UK.