On 15th April 2010, Quilliam co-Director Maajid Nawaz spoke at the Counter Terror Expo 2010 – ‘Countering Terrorism in a Changed World…The Reality’ – in London.
Counter Terror Expo attracts professionals from all over the world, in particular from government, the military, law enforcement and intelligence organizations, but also the private sector. The two-day conference seeks to debate the most critical and topical issues concerning the international counter terrorism community.
Maajid spoke on a panel, chaired by David Gill, Vice Chairman of the Security Institute, addressing the ‘human factors’ involved in radicalization. Maajid’s talk, ‘Upholding Human Rights in the Fight Against Terrorism’, emphasized the balance needed in preventing and protecting individuals against terrorism whilst honouring international human rights obligations, and also the importance of strengthening mechanisms and legislation to protect the rights of individuals in the area of police and judicial cooperation. Co-panellists were Douglas Murray, Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion in London and Dr James W. Jones, Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey.