Is The Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Bill ‘Fatally’ Flawed? – Each Other

Posted August 10th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘Human rights and civil liberty groups have criticised the government’s proposals to grant an effective amnesty for crimes committed as part of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The ‘Troubles’ is a term used to describe a period of conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted over 30 years, up until the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill attempts to address more than 1,000 unsolved killings. Now, rights groups have said the Bill violates the UK’s human rights obligations.’

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Each Other, 10th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb family demands fresh police probe – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in explosives, inquests, inquiries, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Police should reopen an inquiry into an IRA bombing which killed five and left 11 people wrongly imprisoned, a family of one of the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb inquest: Device could have been planted by a ‘courting couple’ – BBC News

‘Five people were unlawfully killed by an IRA bomb in Guildford in 1974 which could have been planted by a “courting couple”, a coroner concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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Is The Prevent Programme Compatible With Human Rights? – Each Other

Posted July 19th, 2022 in equality, freedom of expression, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘Many organisations and individuals have criticised the government’s Prevent programme, which forms part of the UK counter-terrorism strategy.’

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Each Other, 18th July 2022

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Far-right cell members jailed for terror offences – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2022 in firearms, imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Members of a “fascist” cell who made gun parts on a 3D printer and rejoiced at mass shootings have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Protect Duty: Venue security law a top priority, minister says – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2022 in bills, inquiries, news, terrorism by sally

‘Introducing a new law requiring public venues to better protect people from terror attacks is seen as a “top priority” by the security minister.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2022

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Ali v Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd & Anor – Equality Law Blog

‘This decision is a reminder that, where unwanted conduct related to a protected characteristic is not intended to offend, intimidate, etc, an objective test applies to the question whether conduct amounts to harassment. The claimant was a Muslim employee of Heathrow Express. He complained of harassment and direct discrimination connected with religion after receiving an email concerning a security test carried out by the second respondent, which was responsible for carrying out security checks at Heathrow Airport and Heathrow Express stations at the airport. The test in question had involved a bag containing a box, some electric cabling and, visible at the top, a piece of paper with the words “Allahu Akbar” written in Arabic. The email reporting on the results of the test and included images of the bag and the note.’

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Equality Law Blog, 24th May 2022

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Terrorism offenders ‘enjoy high status’ in prison, QC’s official report says – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2022 in hate crime, Islam, news, prisons, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Some terrorists in prison enjoy status and celebrity among their fellow inmates amid a culture of fear and violence in jails in England and Wales that is being exacerbated by staffing cuts, an official review has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2022

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Counter-terrorism measures in Online Safety Bill ‘muzzled and confused’, watchdog says – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2022 in bills, internet, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Counter-terrorism measures in the government’s Online Safety Bill could be “muzzled and confused”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2022

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Harassment in employment?: Ali v Heathrow Express – Law & Religion UK

‘Anis Ali, a Muslim, worked for the Heathrow Express which was at the relevant time run by the first respondent, Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd. The second respondent, Redline Assured Security Ltd, was responsible for carrying out security checks at the airport and the Heathrow Express stations. The checks involved creating and leaving suspicious objects to test how security officers responded to them, and in August 2017 it carried out a test using a bag containing a box, some electric cable and, visible at the top, a piece of paper with the words “Allahu Akbar” written in Arabic. Subsequently, the Operating Company sent an e-mail reporting on the results of the test and including images of the bag and the note to a group of employees – including Mr Ali.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th April 2022

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Ali Harbi Ali given whole-life sentence for murder of David Amess – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2022 in imprisonment, Islam, murder, news, parliament, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Ali Harbi Ali, 26, was handed a whole-life tariff by Mr Justice Sweeney after being convicted on Monday of murdering the MP and of planning terrorist attacks on other MPs, including the cabinet minister Michael Gove, for two years before he killed Amess.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2022

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Sir David Amess: Man found guilty of murdering MP – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2022 in Islam, murder, news, parliament, terrorism by tracey

‘An IS fanatic has been found guilty of murdering Sir David Amess MP.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Far-right cell found guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2022 in firearms, news, terrorism by sally

‘Four members of a “fascist” cell who made pistol parts on a 3D printer and celebrated right-wing attacks have been convicted of a range of offences.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Manchester Arena attack: Mum wants right to register son’s death – BBC News

‘The mother of a teenager murdered in the Manchester Arena bombing is campaigning for the right to register the death of her child. Caroline Curry, whose 19-year-old son Liam died, urged the home secretary to “look in her heart” and change the law. Current legislation prevents family members from registering the deaths of loved ones who are the focus of inquests or public inquiries.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2022

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Birmingham pub bombings: Chris Mullin wins fight to protect source – The Guardian

‘Chris Mullin, the journalist and former MP, has won the right to protect his sources in a historic freedom of the press case at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2022

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Judge to rule in police bid for Birmingham bombing journalist material – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in disclosure, media, miscarriage of justice, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘A judge is expected to deliver his ruling in the case of a journalist who investigated the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings and resisted a police bid to force him to reveal his sources.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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Supreme Court dismisses protestors’ appeal over PKK flag conviction – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Pwr v Director of Public Prosecutions [2022] UKSC 2. On 26 January 2022 the Supreme Court ruled that s.13(1) Terrorism Act 2000 (“TA 2000 “) is a strict liability offence and that, whilst it does interfere with Art.10 ECHR (freedom of expression), the interference is lawful, necessary and proportionate.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd February 2022

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Terror case dropped against trafficking victim, aged 16 – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in children, news, prosecutions, terrorism, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘The case against the youngest girl charged with terrorism offences in the UK has been dropped, after the Home Office decided she was a victim of trafficking.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2022

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Anger over referral of vulnerable boy, 11, to counter-radicalisation scheme – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2022 in children, complaints, news, police, special educational needs, terrorism by sally

‘An 11-year-old schoolboy who was struggling with his homework was referred to the Prevent counter-radicalisation programme after a fellow pupil reported him saying during a fire drill that he wished his school would burn down.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

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