Domenico Rancadore: DPP admits ‘error’ over Mafia boss extradition – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions has admitted an error was made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during a Mafia boss’s extradition proceedings.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Al Quaida list and the use of prerogative powers – UK Human Rights Blog

“There was nothing unlawful in the Foreign Secretary’s decision to allow a UK resident to be added to the UN’s Consolidated List of members of Al-Quaida and its associates.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st November 2013

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Theresa May considers ‘second-tier’ banning orders – The Guardian

“Ministers are ‘actively considering’ a second-tier banning order that would outlaw groups that are not outright terrorist organisations but promote extremism and hatred on the streets, the home secretary, Theresa May, has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Theresa May to ban two extremist groups – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2013 in crime, news, penalties, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“Two extremist groups – UK-based Minbar Ansar Deen and Nigeria-based Boko Haram – are to be proscribed in the UK under terrorism laws, making membership and support for them a criminal offence.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2013

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Theresa May lines up new measures to combat terrorism – The Guardian

“Theresa May, the home secretary, has proposed a raft of measures to combat the radicalisation of Muslims, including new controls on the internet and the banning of groups preaching hate.”

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The Guardian, 26th May 2013

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Muslims Against Crusades banned from midnight – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2011 in demonstrations, Islam, news, proscribed organisations by sally

“Home Secretary Theresa May is banning Muslims Against Crusades, a group planning an anti-Armistice Day protest.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2011

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Family calls for UK trial for London terror suspect – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2011 in extradition, human rights, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

“The family of a south London man who is fighting against his extradition to the US on terrorism charges have called for him to be tried in the UK.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2011

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CONTEST speech – Speech by Home Secretary

Posted July 14th, 2011 in proscribed organisations, speeches, terrorism by tracey

“This speech was delivered by the Home Secretary on Tuesday 12th July 2011.”

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Home Office, 12th July 2011

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Police beat and kicked Muslim terror suspect during arrest, court hears – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2011 in assault, news, police, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“A British Muslim man accused of raising funds for terrorist organisations was subjected to a ‘sustained and very violent assault’ during his arrest by four specialist officers from the Metropolitan police, a court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

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Regina (Maftah and another) v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Maftah and another) v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs [2011] EWCA Civ 350;  [2011] WLR (D)  135

“The determination of a claim for judicial review challenging decisions whereby the claimants were placed, as persons believed to be associated with terrorism, on a list the effect of which was that their assets were frozen and release of any funds was placed in the discretion of the state, would not involve the determination of the claimants’ ‘civil rights’ for the purposes of article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011

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DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2010 in asylum, news, proscribed organisations, refugees, terrorism by sally

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1407; [2010] WLR (D) 330

“Section 54 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, on the construction of art 1F(c) of the Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) (Cmd 9171), confirmed by statute that acts of individuals might be acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations, which ‘included’ acts instigating terrorism and could include acts directed against UN mandated forces.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

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Theresa May pledges ‘significant’ reform of counter-terrorism laws – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2010 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has promised there will be ‘significant changes’ in counter-terrorism laws, and detailed the changing nature of the al-Qaida threat to Britain.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

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Stephen Timms attacker faces sentencing for attempted murder – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2010 in attempts, murder, news, proscribed organisations by sally

“Police believe a gifted student convicted of attempting to stab to death a former government minister for supporting the Iraq war is the first Briton to have been inspired by al-Qaida to try to assassinate a politician on British soil.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

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‘Torture’ man wins appeal right – BBC News

“A Briton who says he was tortured in Pakistan with the complicity of UK security services has won the right to appeal against his terror convictions.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2010

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‘Partial victory’ on Taliban prisoners challenge – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2010 in Afghanistan, extradition, news, proscribed organisations, torture by sally

“An anti-war activist today won ‘a partial victory’ in her High Court challenge over Britain’s policy of transferring captured Taliban suspects to the Afghan authorities.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2010

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Man who called for murder of PM pleads guilty to terror charge – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2010 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“A man who pretended to be al-Qa’ida’s ‘emir’ in Britain by publicly calling for the murder of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair pleaded guilty to a string of terrorism offences yesterday.”

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The Independent, 11th May 2010

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UK Government backs Islamists in battle to remove their names from terror blacklist – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2010 in Islam, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“The Government is secretly supporting an attempt by UK-based Islamists to have their names removed from an international terror blacklist.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2010

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Extremist Islamist groups to be banned under new terror laws – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2010 in demonstrations, Islam, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“The Islamist group Islam4UK, which planned a march through Wootton Bassett, and its ‘parent’ organisation, al-Muhajiroun, are to be banned under new legislation outlawing the ‘glorification’ of terrorism.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2010

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MH (Syria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; DS (Afghanistan) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted March 26th, 2009 in asylum, law reports, proscribed organisations by sally

MH (Syria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; DS (Afghanistan) v Same [2009] EWCA Civ 226; [2009] WLR (D) 109

“A careful approach was to be applied when one was considering an asylum application and the question whether an asylum-seeker was excluded from the provisions of the Refugee Convention by reason of art 1F(c) on the ground that he had been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2009

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Former member of Islamist group barred from becoming solicitor – The Guardian

“A former member of a radical Islamist group who was an Amnesty prisoner of conscience and who now works for an anti-extremist Muslim thinktank has been refused permission to train as a lawyer. The decision was attacked yesterday as ‘McCarthyite’ by a senior lawyer and human rights campaigner.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2008

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