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: The Human Rights Impact Of Making Someone Stateless – Rights Info

Posted February 19th, 2019 in children, citizenship, families, human rights, international law, Islam, news, terrorism, treason by sally

‘Shamima Begum was just 15 when she was radicalised by Isis militants online and smuggled into Syria.’

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Rights Info, 19th February 2019

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Does the Treason Act need updating? – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in legislation, news, reports, terrorism, treason by sally

‘A search of the Parliament website for the term mostly brings up the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. But Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat and his Labour colleague Khalid Mahmood want the 1351 Treason Act to be brought into the 21st Century.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2018

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Renew treason laws to jail enemies of the state for life, says thinktank – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2018 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism, treason by tracey

‘Ancient treason laws should be renewed to allow enemies of the state to be jailed for life, a right-leaning thinktank has recommended. Britons who betray the country through acts of terror or by aiding hostile nations should be dealt with as traitors, according to a Policy Exchange report.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2018

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All out war: Brexit & the Chartist movement – New Law Journal

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in brexit, constitutional law, EC law, news, referendums, treason by sally

‘Could the way in which Vote Leave used its NHS funding pledge during the EU referendum campaign amount to the offence of treason felony?’

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New Law Journal, 1st June 2017

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Medieval laws face axe in legal pruning – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in bills, debts, news, repeals, statute law revision, treason by sally

‘Legislation dating back to the reign of King Henry II – preventing removal of debtors’ goods from beyond their native county – will shortly disappear from the UK’s lawbooks.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2015

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Treason! Magna Carta barons face trial 800 years on – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2015 in magna carta, news, royal family, rule of law, treason, trials by sally

‘The Barons and Bishops who forced King John to sign Magna Carta, enshrining key rights such as rule of law and protection of property, are to face “charges of treason” – 800 years after the historic document was written.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2015

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British Jihadists and treason – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The news last week was that the Foreign Secretary has proposed a revival of a fourteenth century statute in order to prosecute British jihadists who travel to Iraq or Syria to fight. Cries of foul are coming from the usual quarters, and there’s even a protest that the Strasbourg Court would object, which, given the current controversy surrounding that tribunal, may be a good reason in itself for such a move.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st October 2014

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You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even ‘imagine’ overthrowing the Queen – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2013 in crime, imprisonment, news, repeals, royal family, treason by sally

‘The government has confirmed that republicanism is still punishable by life imprisonment and that it remains illegal to even ‘imagine’ overthrowing the Queen.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2013

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Are laws against treason still relevant or useful? – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2010 in Islam, news, treason by sally

“There have been calls for the UK’s treason laws to be used against radical Muslim groups such as Islam4UK in response to their protests about the British army’s campaign in Afghanistan. But how relevant is legislation which dates back to the 14th century?”

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BBC News, 15th February 2010

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Treason laws could be abolished – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2008 in news, treason by sally

“The ancient laws of treason could be scrapped under plans to simplify the legal system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2008

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An ancient law with modern resonance – The Times

Posted March 11th, 2008 in special report, treason by sally

“Ask a group of schoolchildren what they know about treason and they are most likely to mention Guy Fawkes and Ann Boleyn – but a closer look at the law brings some more recent names to mind.”

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The Times, 11th March 2008

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What are the laws on treason? – BBC News Magazine

Posted March 11th, 2008 in special report, treason by sally

“There are plans afoot to change the laws on treason in the UK, with a commission on citizenship led by Lord Goldsmith recommending reform, but what is the law?”

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BBC News Magazine, 11th March 2008

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Treason laws outdated, says Lord Goldsmith – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in news, treason by sally

“Britain’s ancient laws of treason are out of date and should be overhauled, a senior government adviser will tell the Prime Minister this week.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2008

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