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Human rights have always been seen and treated as a hindrance to counter-terrorism policies and practices. At the same time, terrorist and violent acts are a violation of basic human rights at both the individual and collective levels. I believe that this tension betwe...

In Europe, the latest terrorist attacks, such as the London underground bombings in 2005 and the shooting in Munich in 2016, created a narrative for young people that is presented within “two frames: ‘Youth as Problems’ or ‘Youth as the Future of the Nation’, both of w...

The role of women in violent extremism and radicalisation. Blog from the project of the Restorative Justice for All Institute's "Violent Radicalisation, Restorative Justice and Human Rights".


Terrorism has presented a thread like no other. In fact, the word has become synonymous with destruction and death. In the UK, this thread became more real a year ago, when Khalid Masood drove his car with the intent to significantly harm members of the public. This da...


* originally published in Blasting News

Following last week's Finsbury Park mosque terrorist attack, a number of "experts" dashed to various TV and radio channels to argue about community cohesion and take a position on multiculturalism in Britain. Many even criticised...


Statement on behalf of young people on the London Bridge terrorist attack


It was early in the morning of July the 7th 2005, when I took my usual train from Hatfield to travel to the Ministry of Justice where I used to work as the Human Rights Advisor. Around 8:30, my train arrived at Kings cross where I changed to take the underground. It wa...


Over the last 10 years, new anti-terrorism legislation and executive measures have been introduced in almost all Western states in the hope of meeting enhanced security obligations. Special powers have been handed over to the executive and ad hoc procedures have been i...


International Restorative Justice week 2016. Annual blog by Dr. Theo Gavrielides with critical analysis of current international issues impacting on the restorative justice movement.


Here in the UK, we are grabbling with our government's decision to abandon our EU membership. As the country is divided and hate incidents are increased by almost 50%, I wrote a think-piece with the aim of presenting a critical analysis of Europe’s missed opportunity f...

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