How do we maintain core values and rights when governments impose restrictive measures on our lives?
Declaring a state of emergency is the best way to protect public health in a pandemic but how do these powers differ from those for national security and economic crises?
This book explores how human rights, democracy and the rule of law can be protected during a pandemic and how emergency powers can best be ended once it wanes.
Written by an expert on constitutional law and human rights, this accessible book will shape how governments, opposition, courts and society as a whole view future pandemic emergency powers.
The UK’s ‘Prevent’ strategy aims to dissuade vulnerable groups from supporting terrorism, and women have been involved since its inception in 2006. Sam Andrews argues that women are still viewed within a traditional gendered framework as primarily peaceful and are mostly engaged as mothers, enlisted by Prevent to watch over and guide their families and communities.
Drawing on interviews and case studies, this book reveals how Prevent goes beyond simple counter-terrorism messaging to fund a diverse array of projects, from support for victims of domestic violence to parenting courses, shaping wider engagement with women in society.
Counter-terrorism is now a permanent and sprawling part of the legislative and operational apparatus of the state, yet little is known about the law and practice of how it is reviewed, how effective the review mechanisms are, what impact they have or how they interact with one another.
This book addresses that gap in knowledge by presenting the first comprehensive, critical analysis of counter-terrorism review in the United Kingdom, informed by exclusive interviews with policy makers, politicians, practitioners and civil society.
spaces or ‘whites only’ job advertisements must be resisted. To this end, many states such as the UK have in place detailed equality legislation, designed to prevent discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, or sexual orientation. 49 What is not a protected characteristic, however, is susceptibility to a disease or a lack of antibodies. 50 It is, in principle, feasible to imagine that a potential employer would ask a person for their immunity certificate during a job interview. The employer may then choose not to
disability services, mental health services, the Prevent team, and a board which was responsible for creating a joined-up borough wide service for delivering a local governance vision (Appendix: Prevent plan, 2012/13). Notably these panels are the main safeguarding bodies in the borough and not unique Channel safeguarding panels. This bespoke solution, agreed with the Home Office, tied Prevent in Townsville more tightly to practice prior to 2011, and thus to other standard safeguarding practices. It also would tie Prevent to community cohesion, despite the formal