Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises ‘difficult constitutional issues’ – The Guardian

‘The decisions that led to a terrorism suspect being prosecuted in conditions of almost unprecedented secrecy raise “really difficult constitutional issues” about the independence of prosecutors from government, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Jails and universities obliged to prevent radicalisation as new act becomes law – The Guardian

‘Local authorities, prisons, NHS trusts, schools, universities and further education institutions will this week be placed under a new statutory duty to prevent extremist radicalisation taking place within their walls.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Terror suspect who won electronic tag case constantly breaches court orders – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in electronic monitoring, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A terror suspect who won a human rights battle to remove his electronic tag regularly breaches court restrictions on his movements raising fears he could now revive his extremist activities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2015

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Independent reviewer recommends redraft of UK surveillance laws – OUT-LAW.com

‘Existing UK surveillance laws should be scrapped and replaced by a “comprehensive and comprehensible new law…drafted from scratch”, the barrister appointed to review UK terrorism legislation has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2015

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Britain Can Lead the World In Online Privacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2015 in data protection, internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy, reports, terrorism by sally

‘British legal history has long inspired the common law world. The Magna Carta, an 800-year-old agreement between a King and his barons, remains an icon of liberty, seen around the world as the foundation stone of the rule of law. In contrast, British law on online surveillance and privacy has been arcane and obscure – a field that is for reluctant experts if it is for anyone at all.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2015

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Woman jailed for ‘Twitter terrorism’ – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2015 in guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A young woman who admitted being a “Twitter terrorist” on a massive scale has been jailed for three and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2015

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Case of 2005 bomb plot to be examined by European judges – BBC News

‘Senior judges at the European Court of Human Rights are to examine the case of three men jailed over the 21/7 plot to bomb the London transport network.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2015

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Surge in rape reports is overwhelming the police – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in budgets, news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Met Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says rape will be given the same priority as counter terrorism, but warns that hundreds more officers will be needed if the force is to avoid being overwhelmed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Terror trial collapses after fears of deep embarrassment to security services – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, trials by sally

‘The prosecution of a Swedish national accused of terrorist activities in Syria has collapsed at the Old Bailey after it became clear Britain’s security and intelligence agencies would have been deeply embarrassed had a trial gone ahead, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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Eight years for teenager in UK terror grooming case – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2015 in armed forces, autism, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by michael

A teenage terrorist has been sentenced to eight years for grooming a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.

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The Guardian, 30th May 2015

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Queen’s Speech: New online data terror powers proposed – BBC News

‘Planned new laws to give police and spies stronger powers to “target the online communications” of terrorist suspects are in the Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2015

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Zakariya Ashiq trial: Guilty of trying to join Islamic State – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2015 in intelligence services, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘A British man has been convicted of trying to join Islamic State in Syria.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2015

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London taxi driver jailed for minimum 38 years for killing US soldier in Iraq roadside bombing – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2015 in armed forces, conspiracy, explosives, Iraq, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A London taxi driver convicted of killing a US soldier in an Iraqi roadside bombing has been sentenced to life with a minimum 38 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2015

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Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – UK Human Rights

‘Sajid Javid’s reported objections to the Government’s pre-election proposals on countering extremist ideas uncover just how controversial the new laws will be. He had objected, it seems, to a mooted expansion of Ofcom’s powers to take pre-emptive action to prevent the broadcast of programmes with ‘extremist content’ before they are transmitted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2015

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Codes of practice for the acquisition, disclosure and retention of communications data – Home Office

‘Guidance on the procedures that should be followed when the communications data is accessed or disclosed under RIPA, or retained under DRIPA or the ATCSA.’

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Home Office, 15th May 2015

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David Cameron to unveil new limits on extremists’ activities in Queen’s speech – The Guardian

‘A counter-terrorism bill including plans for extremism disruption orders designed to restrict those trying to radicalise young people is to be included in the Queen’s speech, David Cameron will tell the national security council on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2015

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Bank Mellat’s $4bn A1P1 claim gathers pace – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 11th, 2015 in banking, damages, human rights, news, proportionality, terrorism by sally

‘Two recent judgments underscoring the potential high cost of the UK getting it wrong in its dealing with businesses and hence being liable to pay damages under the Human Rights Act for breach of its A1P1 obligations. Regular readers will know that A1P1 is the ECHR right to peaceful enjoyment of property.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th May 2015

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Man jailed over failed 2005 London bombings loses attempt to appeal – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in appeals, conspiracy, explosives, news, terrorism by tracey

‘One of the men jailed for his part in the failed 2005 terrorist attacks in London has lost his attempt to appeal against his conviction. Manfo Asiedu had his application for permission to challenge the conviction for “conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property” rejected by three court of appeal judges on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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Teenager found guilty of grooming man to carry out Lee Rigby copycat killing – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2015 in explosives, incitement, learning difficulties, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager has been found guilty of a bungled terror plot to groom a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2015

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News focus: law and justice pledges – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The general election manifestos are in – here’s our quick-fire summary of their headline pledges on law and justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2015

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