Regina (MM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2016 in citizenship, families, Islam, judicial review, law reports, public interest, terrorism by tracey

Regina (MM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2015] EWHC 3513 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 503

‘The Secretary of State for the Home Department had no discretion to refuse citizenship by naturalisation under section 6(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981 in order to deter potential extremists from their activities through knowing that family members would not be naturalised in consequence.’

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2015

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Investigatory powers bill: snooper’s charter lacks clarity, MPs warn – The Guardian

‘The government’s investigatory powers bill lacks clarity and is sowing confusion among tech firms about the extent to which “internet connection records” will be collected, a parliamentary select committee has warned.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Men jailed for IS promotion outside Topshop in Oxford Street – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men from Luton have been jailed for promoting the so-called Islamic State outside Topshop in London’s Oxford Street.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2016

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Stop Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 incompatible with Article 10 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On Tuesday the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on David Miranda’s detention under the Terrorism Act 2000 and, while upholding the lawfulness of the detention in the immediate case, ruled that the stop powers under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act lack sufficient legal safeguards to be in line with Article 10.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st January 2016

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Terrorism Act incompatible with human rights, court rules in David Miranda case – The Guardian

‘A key clause in the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with the European convention on human rights, the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, has declared as part of a court of appeal judgment.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Inquiry into foreign backers of UK extremists gets green light – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in government departments, inquiries, Islam, news, Saudi Arabia, terrorism by tracey

‘The Home Office’s new extremism analysis unit has been directed by Downing Street to specifically examine the scale and origin of funding of extremist groups in the UK with a remit to follow overseas funding streams.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2016

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Cameron to review legal protection of shoot-to-kill police officers – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2015 in firearms, news, police, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘David Cameron has ordered a review into whether armed police should have greater legal protection if they shoot terrorists and other suspected criminals.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2015

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Mustafa Abdullah of Stockwell jailed over terror videos – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2015 in firearms, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A jihadi has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after police found he had a number of terror training videos.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2015

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Man convicted of planning Isis-inspired Remembrance Sunday attack – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2015 in armed forces, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘A British-based Islamist has been found guilty of plotting a Remembrance Day beheading on the streets of Britain, inspired by a “chilling fatwa” from Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2015

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Shaker Aamer: ‘No plans to sue’ over Guantanamo – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in Afghanistan, compensation, detention, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

‘The last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay has said he does not intend to take legal action against the UK government over his imprisonment.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2015

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Islamists actively seek prison sentences to radicalise other convicts, say officers – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2015 in Islam, news, prison officers, prisons, sentencing, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Islamist extremists are attempting to radicalise prisoners by deliberately getting custodial sentences or gaining jobs in jails, according to the Prison Officers Association (POA).’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2015

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Blackburn student jailed for terrorism offences – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2015 in news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A student who tried to travel to Syria to fight for so-called Islamic State has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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David Miranda in fresh challenge over Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, the partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has launched a fresh appeal challenging the legality of his detention under counter-terrorism powers for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Family of hate preacher linked to ‘Jihadi John’ win right to UK citizenship – Daily Telegraph

‘Hani al-Sibai has been on a terror sanctions list since 2005 and resisted deportation to his native Egypt for almost 20 years – but the High Court has ruled his family should be given UK citizenship.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2015

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Call for fewer Church of England bishops in House of Lords – BBC News

‘The number of Church of England bishops who sit as peers in the House of Lords should be cut to make way for leaders of other faiths, a new report argues.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2015

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Islamist extremist’s wife and children win citizenship battle – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2015 in citizenship, families, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The wife and children of an Islamist extremist linked to al-Qaeda have won a legal battle against the Home Secretary’s refusal to grant them UK citizenship.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2015

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Flaws in Home Office security forcing staff to rely on incomplete intelligence – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in computer programs, immigration, news, passports, reports, terrorism, visas by tracey

‘A security database used to identify potential terrorists entering the UK is breaking down twice a week forcing frontline staff to rely on incomplete intelligence, an official report has revealed. Independent auditors found that the warnings index system, which was supposed to be dismantled more than 12 years ago, is so unstable that it regularly collapses. The e-borders system which was supposed to replace it in 2011 will not be implemented before 2019 at a cost of more than £1bn, the National Audit Office report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Are counter terrorism laws interfering with freedom of the press? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 30th, 2015 in freedom of expression, media, news, police, privilege, search & seizure, terrorism by sally

‘A case of freedom of the press versus counter-terrorism laws? Peter Carter QC at Doughty Street Chambers, examines the police powers used to seize an investigative journalist’s laptop.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th November 2015

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Girl becomes first Briton convicted of trying to join fight against Islamic State in Syria – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A British teenager who made a graveside pledge to devote herself to the PKK cause has been convicted of intending to join the proscribed Kurdish terrorist organisation to fight Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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The Only Way is Ethics: Whose media laws should a British journo follow? – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in codes of practice, France, freedom of expression, internet, media, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

‘It is a ghastly truth that newspapers come into their own when something terrible has happened. The horrors witnessed in Paris just over a week ago resulted in some excellent reporting and analysis. There have been some exceptions – though, given the confused nature of the situation, that is perhaps inevitable.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2015

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