UK Parliament Releases Its Report on Foreign Fighters

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

On March 26, 2015, the Home Affairs Committee appointed by the UK House of Commons released its nineteenth report on counter-terrorism. The whole document focuses on foreign fighters. The Committee refers to some data revealed by the Association of Chief Police Officers: it has reported a 58 percent increase in referrals to Channel in the year leading up to December 2014. There have been over 2,000 referrals since April 2012. Committee’s previous report on Counter-terrorism, published in May 2014, highlighted the alarming number of UK citizens and residents travelling to fight in foreign conflicts, notably in Syria.