The Proportionate Response Lab addresses the concept of proportionality. This laboratory develops twelve scenarios, inspired by real cases, in which the state acted in order to combat radicalization. Participants are asked to debate whether these actions were proportional or not and to provide reasons for their claims. Such exercises will not only improve participants' knowledge of the issue of state response, but also their critical reading and thinking skills, as well as their ability to speak in public. Several have shown that a perception of injustice represents one of the strongest factors driving radicalization. Considering the results of these studies and, in order to avoid radicalization, the proportionate response lab provides detailed guidelines to practitioners about what are the appropriate boundaries for state action.
Stay tuned for the outcomes of the Lab!