Cage director pleads not guilty to terror offence over privacy issue – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2017 in confidentiality, human rights, news, privacy, search & seizure, terrorism, torture by sally

‘The international director of the campaign group Cage has pleaded not guilty to a terror offence after refusing to give police the passcode to his mobile phone at Heathrow airport last year.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2017

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Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Liora Lazarus: Do Human Rights Impede Effective Counterterrorism? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Theresa May and Keir Starmer disagree about whether human rights impede effective counterterrorism. Both bring experience at the coalface of this field, May as former Home Secretary, and Starmer as former DPP responsible for the prosecution of terrorist cases. Who is right? There is no point in pretending that human rights do not present legal constraints on counterterrorism powers. Nevertheless, the constraints that do exist are certainly not as restrictive as rights opponents would like us to believe. Moreover, it is crucial to distinguish between legal constraints, and the notion that these constraints constitute practical impediments on the effective prevention and punishment of terrorism. The debate is full of confusion between the two. This post will deal only with the first question of legal constraints, as the second is a matter of empirical proof. Before we can proceed with the normative project of changing human rights protections, a process that has far wider implications for human rights in general and our liberal democratic culture, any government has to provide persuasive evidence that human rights do in fact stand in the way of security. The present government, for as long as it lasts, would also need to dispose of the charge that a 13 % reduction in police numbers over the last six years is less significant in the fight against terror, than the human rights constraints that guide police action.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 15th June 2017

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I have prosecuted terrorists – and know human rights laws make us safer by Keir Starmer – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, human rights, news, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘The prime minister’s kneejerk proposal to rip up laws to fight the growing terrorist threat is a dangerous distraction.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2017

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes increase fivefold since London Bridge attacks – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2017 in hate crime, Islam, London, news, racism, terrorism by sally

‘The London Bridge attacks have triggered a big spike in hate crimes with a significant amount of them being attacks in the street directed at British Muslims.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2017

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Pro bono legal advice panel for victims of London attack – Law Society

Posted June 7th, 2017 in charities, law firms, Law Society, London, news, pro bono work, solicitors, terrorism by sally

‘People bereaved and injured following the attack on London Bridge will be offered free legal advice through a panel of solicitor firms to be convened by the Law Society of England and Wales with LawWorks, the solicitors’ pro bono charity, and the City of London Law Society.’

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Law Society, 6th June 2017

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May: I’ll rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has declared she is prepared to rip up human rights laws to impose new restrictions on terror suspects, as she sought to gain control over the security agenda just 36 hours before the polls open.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

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IRA bombers of two Birmingham pubs could be ‘named and shamed’ – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2017 in disclosure, explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘IRA members who planted bombs that destroyed two Birmingham pubs in 1974 could be “named and shamed” in the resumed inquest into the 21 deaths in the atrocity, a hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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‘Sensitive’ UK terror funding inquiry may never be published – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2017 in inquiries, news, publishing, reports, terrorism by sally

‘An investigation into the foreign funding and support of jihadi groups that was authorised by David Cameron may never be published, the Home Office has admitted.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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Internment: Could it help fight terrorism? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2017 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

‘In the wake of the Manchester suicide bomb attack a former assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has called for the reintroduction of internment camps.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2017

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Would-be bomber who said he was ‘bedroom radicalised’ found guilty of fairy lights bomb plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2017 in explosives, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A would-be terrorist who improvised detonator parts from fairy lights has been found guilty of attempting to make a pressure-cooker bomb.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2017

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Mother and daughter in terror plot case ordered to lift veils by magistrate who demands to see their eyes – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, court dress, Islam, magistrates, news, terrorism by sally

‘A woman and her daughter charged in connection with what is thought to be Britain’s first all-female alleged terror plot were told to lift their veils in court by a magistrate who asked to see their eyes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2017

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No ‘judicial consent’ needed for MI5 to quiz ‘ward of court’ teens, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘MI5 agents and anti-terror police have been given the go-ahead to question teenagers placed under the control of family court judges as a result of radicalisation fears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2017

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Cyber jihadi with James Bond-style USB cufflinks jailed for eight years over online terror hub – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in internet, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A cyber jihadi who hid his support for Isis on a James Bond-style cufflink as he created an online hub of information for terrorists all over the world has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2017

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Social media giants ‘shamefully far’ from tackling illegal content – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, pornography, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2017

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Criminal Finances Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

‘The Criminal Finances Act 2017 will give law enforcement agencies and partners, further capabilities and powers to recover the proceeds of crime, tackle money laundering, tax evasion and corruption, and combat the financing of terrorism.’

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Home Office, 27th April 2017

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Government ‘blocked’ from accessing Twitter data to help spot terrorist plots – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2017 in internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

‘Twitter has blocked the Government from accessing data on potential terrorist threats in a move that ministers fear will make the country less safe, industry sources have told The Telegraph.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2017

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Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 21st, 2017 in press releases, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Three separation centres are being created and will form part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremism in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2017

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Extremist prisoners to be held in ‘separation centres’ inside jails – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2017 in news, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Plans to house up to 28 of the most dangerous extremist prisoners in England and Wales in three “separation centres” away from mainstream prisoners are to go ahead, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2017

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Rule 16.3(7) – Statement of under value to be included in the claim form? – 4 KBW

‘Sir David Eady J delivered a judgment on 30 March in the case of Mohamed Ali Harrath v Stand for Peace Limited and Samuel Westrop [2017] EWHC 653 (QB) (available here) in which he held that a claimant is entitled to recover damages that exceed the statement of value included in the claim form.’

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4 KBW, 30th March 2017

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