Under-18 terror detainments triple in two years – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2016 in detention, news, statistics, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘The number of under-18s detained under the Terrorism Act when entering or leaving the UK has more than tripled over two years, new figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2016

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Prevent Duty Part 3: British Values, Human Rights and handling “due regard” duty in practice – Cloisters

‘In this third article Declan O’Dempsey looks at the concept of “British Values” in the context of the Prevent Duty. It appears in the definition of “extremism” in the Guidance. British values are mentioned in the Guidance. However only examples are given of what constitute British values. In a post Brexit discussion these values have taken on a more important aspect. To what extent is tolerance a British Value?’

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Cloisters, 16th August 2016

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Prevent Duty Part 4: Practical operation of a “due regard” duty: lessons from the Equality Act 2010 for the application of the Prevent Duty by universities – Cloisters

‘In his fourth article on Prevent Duty Declan O’Dempsey looks at the similarities between the Prevent Duty to have due regard and consider what the practical application of that duty to have due regard will look like in the light of the existing body of case law on the analogous s 149 of the Equality Act 2010.’

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Cloisters, 22nd August 2016

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The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance – Cloisters

Posted August 25th, 2016 in crime prevention, equality, freedom of expression, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘In this article I deal with the government issued guidance on the Prevent Duty under section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 as it applies to universities.’

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Cloisters, 2nd August 2016

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Review finds ‘proven’ or ‘distinct’ operational case for bulk surveillance powers – OUT-LAW.com

‘There is a “proven operational case” for most of the bulk surveillance powers the UK government wishes to provide UK intelligence agencies in the proposed new Investigatory Powers Bill, the UK’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2016

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Robb Leech’s brother was jailed for preparing acts of terrorism – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘One of the UK’s most notorious radical clerics, Anjem Choudary, has been convicted of inviting others to support the so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

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Internet spying powers backed by review – BBC News

‘Britain’s spies should be allowed to continue harvesting large amounts of data from emails, the government’s reviewer of terror legislation said.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Extremist prisoners ‘may be separated’ from other inmates – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in Islam, news, prisons, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Violent extremist prisoners could be held in separate special units inside jails under government plans to stop other inmates being radicalised.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2016

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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary behind bars as police reveal his links to 500 Isil jihadists – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2016 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, Uncategorized by sally

‘Britain’s anti-terror laws are under scrutiny following the belated conviction of the hate preacher Anjem Choudary almost 20 years after his terrorism links first emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2016

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I was held after reading a book on a plane – we need to rethink our terror laws – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in aircraft, mental health, news, terrorism by sally

‘It has been an overwhelming few weeks, but the reaction to my book about Syria has raised important issues about the treatment of Muslims and how we tackle radicalisation.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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London woman dies in possibly the first drone-related accidental death – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2016 in accidents, aircraft, armed forces, news, police, prisons, road traffic, terrorism by tracey

‘A young woman died in a car crash Tuesday after her vehicle was followed by police investigating reports of a drone being flown near Wandsworth Prison in London. The incident may be the first fatality linked to the non-military use of drones.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2016

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What you’re reading should be no business of the police – but our freedom of expression is at risk – The Independent

‘Think carefully before you pack your holiday reading. As The Independent reported earlier this week, Faizah Shaheen was detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act last month after cabin crew on her Thomson Airways flight spotted her reading a book about Syria.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2016

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Teenager who spent student loan trying to join Isil and used a ‘step-by-step guide to terrorism’ is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2016 in news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A radicalised teenager who spent his student loan trying to join Islamic State and used a “step-by-step guide to terrorism” has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2016

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The Human Rights Act helps us hold power to account. We must defend it – The Guardian

‘Protestors like John Catt are being monitored by the state without explanation – except that they ‘could be a victim’ of a future crime. What’s going on?’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities – Cloisters

‘In this article I deal with the basics of the legal framework for the Prevent Duty. The simplest way of thinking about the Prevent Duty is visualisation. Imagining that you are the character at which Dirty Harry is pointing his gun in that film while uttering the words: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “do I feel lucky?”… Well do you punk?” The government has attempted to shift the publicity and legal risks from itself to the universities by use of the Prevent Duty. On the face of it universities have a dilemma: how to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, whilst taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure free speech and academic freedom.’

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Cloisters, 26th July 2016

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We Need To Talk About…Abu Qatada – RightsInfo

‘In the first of an occasional series, we discuss a controversial human rights case and argue that there is another side to the way the case was reported.’

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RightsInfo, 7th July 2016

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Ex-soldier jailed for trying to buy guns ‘to fight for IS’ – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2016 in firearms, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, weapons by sally

‘A former British soldier who tried to join the so-called Islamic State has been jailed for 18 years for attempting to buy machine guns and pistols.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2016

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Why We Shouldn’t Use Evidence Obtained By Torture – RightsInfo

Posted July 13th, 2016 in evidence, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

‘Torture is wrong, we all know that. But so too is its lesser known sibling – evidence obtained by torture. In this opinion article, Corallina Lopez-Curzi takes us through why this practice cannot be relied on in court and how we are ultimately responsible for making sure this does not happen in the UK.’

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RightsInfo, 28th June 2016

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Human rights group condemns Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy – The Guardian

‘The government’s Prevent strategy aimed at combating homegrown terrorism is stifling freedom of expression within the classroom and risks being counterproductive, a human rights report warns.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Plane passenger jailed for shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘boom’ on Birmingham-bound flight – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2016 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, threatening behaviour by michael

‘A passenger who sparked terror panic and left holidaymakers in tears after shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “boom” on a Birmingham-bound flight has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2016

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