Prevent, free speech, "extremism" and counter-terrorism interventions: exploring narratives about chilling expression in schools

Fenwick Helen, Daniel Fenwick

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Abstract

Reflects on whether the Prevent strategy, intended to avoid persons being drawn into terrorism, is chilling expression in schools. Examines Prevent's operation, whether the term "extremism" is over-broad, whether referrals of pupils hinders free speech by creating suspect groups in the Muslim community, and the difficulty regarding external speakers. Notes the challenge of balancing restrictions with freedom of expression, and possible reforms.
Legislation cited
European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.10
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-679
JournalPublic Law
Volume2020
Issue numberOct
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2020

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