Supreme Court considers definition of “terrorism” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 24th, 2013 in appeals, jury directions, news, statutory interpretation, Supreme Court, terrorism by tracey

“R v Gul (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 64, 23 October 2013 – It is a platitude that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. It is for precisely this reason that the international community has not been able to agree on a definition of terrorism to be embedded in international law. The issue in this appeal was whether the definition of ‘terrorism’ in the UK Terrorism Act 2000 includes military attacks by non-state armed groups against national or international armed forces in a non-international armed conflict.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd October 2013