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NUS responds to High Court ruling on Prevent Duty guidance

NUS responds to High Court ruling on Prevent Duty guidance

Wednesday 26 July 2017

On 26 July, a High Court ruling highlighted that Higher Education institutions are entitled to disregard Prevent Duty guidelines issued by the government in 2015. Although the ruling found that the guidance was lawful, it emphasised flaws in the Prevent duty which have concerned NUS since the duty was first conceived: that it is vague, “open to interpretation” and that because of this, over-zealous institutions can misinterpret the guidance with disastrous results.

On 26 July, a High Court ruling highlighted that Higher Education institutions are entitled to...

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