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Fight against terrorism/United Kingdom

Published on February 27, 2015
Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Justice (excerpts)

Paris, February 24, 2015

Christiane Taubira, the Keeper of the Seals, completed a second fruitful day at the Global Law Summit, which began in London yesterday and is celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

At the first meeting this morning, she had an opportunity to put forward the French viewpoint; the discussion focused on the balance between the principles of freedom and the fight against terrorism. The Keeper of the Seals then met her Canadian counterpart, Peter MacKay. The two ministers discussed the fight against
discrimination, the spread of hatred on the Internet and the [French] tipoff mechanism. Above all, Peter MacKay expressed particular interest in the education bill, at a time when his country is examining a similar text.

The discussions then focused on the profile of prospective jihadists. The same theme was also examined at the meeting at the beginning of the afternoon with the British Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling. (…) The Minister [Christiane Taubira] was presented with the details of the deradicalization programme established in England eight years ago. In-depth training for Muslim chaplains was also discussed.
Christiane Taubira concluded her day with a speech on human trafficking and modern slavery, the theme of the Global Law Summit’s final session./.

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