Archive for the 'proscribed organisations' Category

Police beat and kicked Muslim terror suspect during arrest, court hears – The Guardian

“A British Muslim man accused of raising funds for terrorist organisations was subjected to a ‘sustained and very violent assault’ during his arrest by four specialist officers from the Metropolitan police, a court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Maftah and another) v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Maftah and another) v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs [2011] EWCA Civ 350;  [2011] WLR (D)  135

“The determination of a claim for judicial review challenging decisions whereby the claimants were placed, as persons believed to be associated with terrorism, on a list the effect of which was that their assets were frozen and release of any funds was placed in the discretion of the state, would not involve the determination of the claimants’ ‘civil rights’ for the purposes of article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1407; [2010] WLR (D) 330

“Section 54 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, on the construction of art 1F(c) of the Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) (Cmd 9171), confirmed by statute that acts of individuals might be acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations, which ‘included’ acts instigating terrorism and could include acts directed against UN mandated forces.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Theresa May pledges ‘significant’ reform of counter-terrorism laws – The Guardian

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has promised there will be ‘significant changes’ in counter-terrorism laws, and detailed the changing nature of the al-Qaida threat to Britain.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stephen Timms attacker faces sentencing for attempted murder – The Guardian

“Police believe a gifted student convicted of attempting to stab to death a former government minister for supporting the Iraq war is the first Briton to have been inspired by al-Qaida to try to assassinate a politician on British soil.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Torture’ man wins appeal right – BBC News

“A Briton who says he was tortured in Pakistan with the complicity of UK security services has won the right to appeal against his terror convictions.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Partial victory’ on Taliban prisoners challenge – The Independent

“An anti-war activist today won ‘a partial victory’ in her High Court challenge over Britain’s policy of transferring captured Taliban suspects to the Afghan authorities.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man who called for murder of PM pleads guilty to terror charge – The Independent

“A man who pretended to be al-Qa’ida’s ’emir’ in Britain by publicly calling for the murder of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair pleaded guilty to a string of terrorism offences yesterday.”

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The Independent, 11th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK Government backs Islamists in battle to remove their names from terror blacklist – Daily Telegraph

“The Government is secretly supporting an attempt by UK-based Islamists to have their names removed from an international terror blacklist.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Extremist Islamist groups to be banned under new terror laws – The Guardian

“The Islamist group Islam4UK, which planned a march through Wootton Bassett, and its ‘parent’ organisation, al-Muhajiroun, are to be banned under new legislation outlawing the ‘glorification’ of terrorism.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MH (Syria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; DS (Afghanistan) v Same – WLR Daily

MH (Syria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; DS (Afghanistan) v Same [2009] EWCA Civ 226; [2009] WLR (D) 109

“A careful approach was to be applied when one was considering an asylum application and the question whether an asylum-seeker was excluded from the provisions of the Refugee Convention by reason of art 1F(c) on the ground that he had been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Former member of Islamist group barred from becoming solicitor – The Guardian

“A former member of a radical Islamist group who was an Amnesty prisoner of conscience and who now works for an anti-extremist Muslim thinktank has been refused permission to train as a lawyer. The decision was attacked yesterday as ‘McCarthyite’ by a senior lawyer and human rights campaigner.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Alton and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Alton and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“An organisation that had no capacity to carry on terrorist activities and was taking no steps to acquire such capacity or otherwise to promote or encourage terrorist activities could not be said to be concerned in terrorism simply because its leaders had the contingent intention to resort to terrorism in the future.”

The Times, 13th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Lord Alton of Liverpool and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Lord Alton of Liverpool and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 443; [2008] WLR (D) 141

An organisation that had no capacity to carry on terrorist activities and was taking no steps to acquire such capacity or otherwise to promote or encourage terrorist activities could not be said to be ‘concerned in terrorism’ simply because its leaders had the contingent intention to resort to terrorism in the future.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

UK’s ‘terror’ ban appeal denied – BBC News

“The government has been denied permission to challenge an order that it take an Iranian opposition group off a list of banned terror organisations.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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