ICJ Victoria (Australia Section) call for human rights approach to countering violent extremism

The Australian Section of the ICJ, in Victoria, has called for a human rights based approach to countering the threat of violent extremism within the counter-terrorism strategy of the Australian Government.

ICJ Victoria’s Position Paper addresses the current approach of the Australian Government, proposing that this risks aggravating, rather than mitigating, the social causes of violent extremism; and that an effective counter-terrorism strategy must include prevention, deradicalisation and rehabilitation programmes in order to be effective and just. It concludes with recommendations to those ends.

Australia-DeradicalisationRehabilitationPrevention-ICJVictoria-2015-EN (download Position Paper in PDF)

AdvocacyPosition papers