UK rights groups denounce government terror lists as arbitrary

[JURIST] UK-based human rights groups Statewatch [advocacy website], Campaign Against Criminalising Communities [advocacy website], and the Human Rights and Social Justice Institute [advocacy website] at the London Metropolitan University have collectively denounced [report] the practice of "proscribing” - or labelling groups and individuals as terrorists - to criminalize their behavior in an manner that provides no opportunity for appeal. According to the groups, Britain, the US, the UN, and the EU all have banned various listed [Statewatch list of UK, US, UN and EU terror lists; comparative analysis] "international terrorist organizations" and individuals and the US has frozen the assets of groups who are believed to "support terrorism" while the normal judicial processes governing such serious accusations have been swept aside. Statewatch provides additional background. IPS has more.



 

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