CAMPACC articles, reports...

Articles, reports from CAMPACC.


This report marks twenty years of the Terrorism Act 2000, which has been supplemented by many more ‘counter-terror’ laws.  They have profoundly changed the criminal justice system in many unjust ways, in particular by

- Extending draconian police powers
- Legitimising widespread punishment without fair trial
- Introducing secret evidence
- Criminalising a wide range of non-violent activities
- Criminalising national liberation organisations
- Placing migrant and Muslim communities under surveillance
- Enhancing unaccountable executive powers of punishment without trial
- Securitising all aspects of life



IHRC's "Preventing Violent Extremism?" conference was held on Saturday 13 June 2015 at the Amanah Centre in the heart of East London.


(London) CAGE is outraged by the arrest of our Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, he has been campaigning for due process and the human rights of victims, despite suffering over three years of torture and abuse by the US government with the complicity of the British security services.


The Development & Conflict Group at the University of Westminster, CAMPACC, the International State Crime Initiative at King’s College and Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers co-hosted a successful screening of the documentary The Advocate on 23 October 2013 at the University of Westminster’s Cavendish Campus.


Peace in Kurdistan - Meeting report of 24 October 2013: Turkey’s anti-terror legislation has come under fire once again as five lawyers who recently returned from Istanbul gave a damning critique of one of Turkey’s now notorious ‘KCK trials’ at a public event held a Garden Court Chambers.


Published: 24 January, 2013 / by TOM FOOT / Camden New Journal
THE state-sponsored blackmail and harassment of a former Haverstock schoolboy and other Somalis living in Camden by MI5 is a “national disgrace”, according to one of the country’s leading miscarriage-of-justice campaigners. Solicitor Gareth Peirce – who has represented the Guildford Four, Birmingham Six, the family of Jean Charles de Menezes and Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg – spoke in support of Mahdi Hashi at a packed public meeting inside the Town Hall on Friday night.


At the same time as the Justice and Security Bill was being debated in the Lords, on the evening of 21 November, CAMPACC, the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and the Coalition Against Secret Evidence (CASE), held a seminar at Garden Court Chambers in London, “Justice and Security Bill: Covering up State Crimes”, to debate the issues of concern with a number of leading individuals and organisations.


We are pleased to inform you that the 'Securitisation as a Political Strategy: Creating insecurity, suppressing dissent'  public forum held in London on 11 July is now online.


In June, the second review of terrorism acts was published by David Anderson, QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Given the limits of his remit, he has provided a circumscribed critique. Nonetheless, the report points towards possible reform of the now well-entrenched terrorism laws.


Cases of Turkey & Kurds; Pakistan & Baloch; Spain & Basques; Sri Lanka & Tamils

Videos and a report of a seminar organised by Campacc and others on 18 March 2012.


Reports and speeches from a public meeting in Parliament on the purpose and continuing effects of the Terrorism Act 2000 in proscribing 'terrorist organisations'.


Report by David Mery of a public meeting, Stop MI5 blackmail!, held at Camden Town Hall, 30 September 2009, Campaign Against Criminalising Communities


It is on this conveyor belt of injustice that the seven Pakistani students start today
by Paul Donovan


Saleh Mamon of the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities exposes how justice is trampled underfoot in the British state’s war on terror. Published in Labour Briefing, June 2009.


Les Levidow, Campaign Against Criminalising Communities looks behind the recent high-profile arrests. Labour Briefing, May 2009

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Background to the current Tamil protests against the actions of the Sri Lankan government that have led to the deaths of many thousands.


Report of a seminar on Detention without Trial/Social Housing Policy in the UK today

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Report on Public Meeting, 14 March 2008

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Report on public meeting in Edinburgh, 13 March 2008

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Baroness Kennedy attacks government proposal to extend pre-charge detention by Paul Donovan


A meeting on the Need for an Independent Public Inquiry into the 7/7 London Bombings and public launch of new report: "Inside the Crevice: Islamist terror networks and the 7/7 intelligence failure" by Nafeez Ahmed

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Read the report of a public meeting and film showing. Read the speech from Sarah Ludford, MEP.


On 22 June, political comedian Mark Thomas, members of CAMPACC and other groups and individuals were given police permission to demonstrate in support of a proscribed political organisation and against the new 'glorification of terrorism' clause.