Challenges Ahead: Balancing Security, Democracy and Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism

Demos will hold a panel discussion at Conservative Party Conference to explore the implications of the Government’s Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill. Striking the right balance between strengthening national security measures and safeguarding civil liberties is a challenge faced by any attempt to counter terrorism. As the Government guards against the spread of extremist ideologies, it will need to ensure new powers for law enforcement do not impinge upon citizens’ civil liberties or have the unintended effect of further alienating those young people vulnerable to radicalisation. This fringe event will explore the legal and democratic implications of the bill, as well as the practicalities surrounding enforcement.

Date & Time
Tuesday 4th October, 1230 – 1400

Rachael Jolley, Index on Censorship
Rick Muir, The Police Foundation

Ghaffar Hussain
Rupert Myers, Bright Blue
Louis Reynolds, Demos
Chair: Robert Verkaik

Room 107, Jurys Inn, Birmingham

This event is kindly supported by