Fighting radicalisation and extremism – Civil Liberties Committee hearing Tuesday
Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 novembre 2016
Ways to prevent and counter radicalisation and violent extremism will be debated in the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday afternoon with Security Union Commissioner Sir Julian King, Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerkhove and counter-terrorism experts. MEPs will take stock of progress made in this area since last year and focus on future challenges.The hearing will be split into three panel sessions with separate Q&As. The first panel session “Setting the scene – what are the challenges ahead? (15.00-15.30) will look at what has been done in the field of preventing radicalisation since Parliament adopted its November 2015 resolution on “The prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations.” On the panel will be Commissioner for Security Union Sir Julian King, the Council Presidency and Parliament’s rapporteur on the 2015 resolution, Rachida Dati (EPP, FR).The second session will focus on “Preventing and countering radicalisation online” (15.30 – 17.00) with a panel from the digital industry, the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), and the Internet Referral Unit at Europol. The third session, on “Countering radicalisation in prisons / judicial system and de-radicalisation” (17.00 – 18.30) will have a panel of experts from the police and prison systems, Eurojust, and the EXIT working group at RAN.The hearing aims to follow up on the concrete proposals for a comprehensive strategy to fight extremism set out by Parliament on 25 November 2015 in a non-binding resolution adopted in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.In this resolution, Parliament proposed drawing up an EU blacklist of jihadists and jihadist terrorist suspects and stressed the need for a common definition of “foreign fighters” to permit criminal proceedings against them. It also underlined the need for mandatory and systemic checks at the EU’s external borders and stressed the need to ensure a smooth exchange of information between national law enforcement bodies. To prevent praise of terrorism on the internet, MEPs said they wanted illegal content that spread violent extremism to be deleted promptly, but in line with fundamental rights.