Rights Watch (UK)

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The Muslim community is increasingly identified as 'suspect', which often results in hostile treatment. We work to engage and empower this community to engage with human rights through the creation and training of a network of community leaders committed to helping others access their rights.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1048335)

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  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

Once a term associated with the Irish community during and immediately after the conflict in Northern Ireland, 'suspect community' is increasingly used when referring to the Muslim community in the UK. This has resulted in hostile treatment of some members within this community. Muslim teenagers in London are often treated with hostility and pressured by the security services. There is a poignant need to engage the community and highlight the protections afforded by the human rights framework.

Solution

By providing training to individuals and to those who show an interest and capacity for training others, we can help members of the Muslim community see the impact of understanding and accessing human rights. During workshops, we will address specific human rights issues, such as individual's rights under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act , and conduct role plays and written tests to ensure understanding of these issues. In turn, this should empower members to engage in the human rights discourse.