Man jailed for fighting with al-Qaeda in Syria after being filmed in Vice documentary – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for fighting with jihadis in Syria after being filmed in a documentary.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2019

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Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2019 in case management, crime prevention, freedom of information, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Counter-terror police across the UK have been running a secret database containing details of thousands of individuals referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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UK and US sign landmark Data Access Agreement – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Priti Patel last night (Thursday 3 October) signed an historic agreement that will enable British law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to terrorists, child sexual abusers and other serious criminals from US tech firms.’

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Home Office, 4th October 2019

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British police to demand data from US tech giants directly after delays to paedophile investigations – The Independent

‘British police and intelligence agencies will be able to demand suspects’ social media data directly from American technology giants under a new agreement signed with the US government. The Home Office said the landmark agreement would speed up investigations into alleged terrorists, paedophiles and serious criminals.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2019

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Shamima Begum: Isis bride will not be allowed to return to UK from Syria, says home secretary – Independent

Posted September 30th, 2019 in citizenship, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by michael

‘Former Isis bride Shamima Begum has reportedly been told once again by the home secretary that she will never be allowed back to the UK.’

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Independent, 29th September 2019

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Terms of reference for independent review of Prevent announced – Home Office

Posted September 17th, 2019 in crime prevention, government departments, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘The terms of reference setting out the purpose and structure of the independent review have been published today.’ Full press release Home Office, 16th September 2019 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in assault, attempted murder, hate crime, Islam, news, offensive weapons, racism, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Terror legislation watchdog rejects call to change treason laws – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism, treason by tracey

‘Proposals to renew treason laws in a bid to tackle Britons who fight on behalf of extremist groups or enemy states should be rejected, the terror legislation watchdog has said in his inaugural speech in the role.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2019

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Shamima Begum: journalists will not have to hand over notes – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2019 in citizenship, confidentiality, disclosure, media, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Journalists who interviewed Shamima Begum will not be forced to hand over their notes to counter-terrorism investigators, as police look to build a potential prosecution of the young “Isis bride”.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2019

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Home Office faces legal battle over Prevent reviewer – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2019 in conflict of interest, government departments, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Human rights campaigners have threatened the Home Office with legal action over its appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer of its anti-radicalisation programme Prevent.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2019

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Exclusive Jurisdiction for Company Law Claims Under Article 24 (2) of the Brussels I (Recast) Regulation: Akçil and Others v Koza Ltd and Another [2019] UKSC 40 – 39 Essex Chambers

‘On 29 July 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Akçil and others v Koza Ltd and another [2019] UKSC 40 (see Supreme Court judgment) unanimously overturning the decision of the Court of Appeal ([2017] EWCA Civ 1609) regarding the interpretation of the the exclusive company law jurisdictional provisions in Article 24(2) of the Brussels I (Recast) Regulation (1215/2012).’

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39 Essex Chambers, 2nd August 2019

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Detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports ‘structural Islamophobia’ – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in detention, Islam, news, religious discrimination, terrorism by sally

‘Muslims are being detained at ports and airports for up to six hours by law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers so disproportionately that the practice has become Islamophobic, according to human rights group Cage.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2019

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Stripping Jack Letts Of Citizenship Could Violate Human Rights Laws, Say Campaigners – Rights Info

Posted August 20th, 2019 in citizenship, human rights, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘Human rights groups Liberty and Amnesty International have criticised a “draconian” decision by the UK government to strip IS defector Jack Letts of his British citizenship, with one saying it could potentially be in breach of international human rights laws.’

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Rights Info, 19th August 2019

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Home Office names independent reviewer of Prevent programme – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 20th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘The Government has appointed Lord Carlile as the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme that is intended to safeguard vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th August 2019

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Father of Islamic State fighter fails in judicial review claim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (on the application of Abdullah Muhammad Rafiqul Islam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2169 (Admin). In a case that was described as “the first such case to have come on for hearing before this court” and one that shares many similarities with the tabloid-grabbing story of Shamima Begum (discussed on the Blog here), Mr Justice Pepperall refused permission to bring judicial review proceedings on behalf of an Islamic State combatant whose citizenship had been revoked by the Home Secretary.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th August 2019

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Jihadi Jack’s parents brand Sajid Javid a ‘coward’ over revoked citizenship – BBC News

‘The parents of a UK-Canadian man who joined the Islamic State group have said former Home Secretary Sajid Javid is a “coward” for revoking his British citizenship.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2019

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Children of British Isis members will not be allowed to return to UK, government rules – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2019 in children, citizenship, families, news, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘Children of British Isis members stranded in Syria will not be allowed to return to the UK, the government has reportedly decided.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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The “long arm” of the police – how “confidential” are family proceedings? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘“Not very” seems to be the answer in the Court of Appeal decision in M (Children) [ 2019] EWCA Civ 1364 . Sir Andrew McFarlane upheld Keehan J’s decision to disclose the parents’ initial statement and position statement to the police following the initial interim care hearing. In family proceedings parents are advised that their evidence is confidential to those proceedings. They are encouraged to be open and frank and to understand that their children’s interests are the Court’s main concern. But something seems to be eroding these principles, a trend set since the case of Re H (Children) [2009] EWCA. The Court of appeal approved the test from Re C ( see below) and gave it the “fit for purpose” badge. The decision should be seen in the context of this being a police terrorism enquiry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th August 2019

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Shamima Begum being investigated by British police despite government vow not to bring her back to UK – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2019 in appeals, citizenship, Islam, media, news, police, public interest, terrorism by tracey

‘British police are investigating Shamima Begum despite the government’s decision to remove her UK citizenship rather than repatriate her for trial. Scotland Yard is attempting to seize unpublished notes made by journalists who interviewed the former Isis member in Syria.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2019

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Disclosure of material from care proceedings to the police – UK Police Law Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has held in Re M (Children) (Disclosure to the Police) [2019] EWCA Civ 1364, that the Re C test for disclosure of material from care proceedings to the police remains good law after 23 years, and in the light of the Human Rights Act 1996, but with the qualification that disclosure must be necessary and proportionate.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 31st July 2019

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