A New Definition of ‘Extremism’: An Attack on Human Rights and Civil Liberties


Michael Gove is reportedly due to unveil a new Government definition of ‘extremism’ this week which will seek to redefine and broaden the definition of extremism. This has major implications for civil liberties and the freedom of speech and the right to equal participation in public and political life – rights that are enshrined within the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) as well as the UK’s international obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The following briefing seeks to outline issues surrounding this redefining of the term ‘extremism’ and the accompanying plans.

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