Terrorism in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v F (Terrorism)
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 16 Febrero 2007

    What is striking about the language of s1, read as a whole, is its breadth. Finally, the legislation does not exempt, nor make an exception, nor create a defence for, nor exculpate what some would describe as terrorism in a just cause. Terrorism is terrorism, whatever the motives of the perpetrators.

  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v DD (Afghanistan)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 Diciembre 2010

    KJ appears to be authority for the proposition that military action directed against the armed forces of the government does not as such constitute terrorism or acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. SIAC in SS stated that these observations were made per incuriam.

  • KJ (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 02 Abril 2009

    It is clear that acts of terrorism – in particular the deliberate killing or injuring of civilians in pursuit of political objects – are such acts. Moreover, the Tribunal in its determination under appeal seems to have accepted that an armed campaign against the government would not constitute acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. For present purposes it is necessary to distinguish between terrorism and such acts.

    However, the LTTE, during the period when KJ was a member, was not such an organisation. It pursued its political ends in part by acts of terrorism and in part by military action directed against the armed forces of the government of Sri Lanka. The application of Article 1F(c) is less straightforward in such a case.

  • R v K
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 13 Febrero 2008

    The natural meaning of that section requires that a document or record that infringes it must contain information of such a nature as to raise a reasonable suspicion that it is intended to be used to assist in the preparation or commission of an act of terrorism. Thus the section places on the person possessing it the obligation to provide a reasonable excuse.

  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 10 Junio 2009

    This establishes that the controlee must be given sufficient information about the allegations against him to enable him to give effective instructions in relation to those allegations. Provided that this requirement is satisfied there can be a fair trial notwithstanding that the controlee is not provided with the detail or the sources of the evidence forming the basis of the allegations.

  • R (Gillan) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and Another; R (Quinton) v Same
    • House of Lords
    • 08 Marzo 2006

    Eighthly, a renewed authorisation is subject to the same confirmation procedure. Ninthly, the powers conferred on a constable by an authorisation under sections 44( 1) or (2) may only be exercised to search for articles of a kind which could be used in connection with terrorism. Lastly, it is clear that any misuse of the power to authorise or confirm or search will expose the authorising officer, the Secretary of State or the constable, as the case may be, to corrective legal action.

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Legislation
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Terrorism
    • Nbr. 63-1, March 2008
    • International Journal
  • Counter-Terrorism
    • Nbr. 64-2, April 1991
    • Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
  • Narco-Terrorism
    • Nbr. 62-4, October 1989
    • Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
  • Countering terrorism
    • Nbr. 60-1, March 2005
    • International Journal
    Until we understand the sources of terrorism and do something about them, we can arm ourselves to the teeth, rampage across the planet with our militaries, suspend many of our civil liberties and s...
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Law Firm Commentaries
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Forms
  • Chapter MLR3C2050
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    .... . . The main pieces of legislation that deal with money laundering and terrorist financing are below:. The Terrorism Act 2000. Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The Counter Terrorism Act 2008. Regulation (EU) ......
  • Chapter BIM43120
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    .... . . S15(3) Terrorism Act 2000. The Terrorism Act 2000 provides various sanctions to stop terrorism and terrorist organisations getting financial support. Such support is ......
  • Chapter MLR3C2700
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    .... . . The specific powers in the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 relate to the MSBs we supervise only. They do not apply to HVDs, ASPs, EABs or TCSPs. They include powers to request information or ......
  • Chapter MLR3C2350
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... During compliance checks on MSBs officers should check that they have included how to deal with directions issued under the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 in their anti money laundering systems and processes. Failure to do this will be an offence under the MLR 2017 Regulation 19 - failure to ......
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