Terrorism

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Sir Declan Morgan QC PC, the former lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, is chairing an Independent Commission on Counter-terrorism Law, Policy and Practice which will examine the impact of current counter-terrorism laws. The commission has launched its public call for evidence and will also call

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Taking away the rights of terrorists to automatic early release from prison threatens their human rights, new analysis argues. The government made emergency changes to sentencing law including ending the automatic early release of terrorist offenders at the halfway point of qualifying custodial sent

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Turkish human rights lawyer Eren Keskin has been sentenced to more than six years' imprisonment for terror offences. Ms Keskin, who co-chairs the Ankara-based NGO the Human Rights Association (İHD), was one of four defendants in a case concerning Özgür Gündem, a daily newspaper which

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People suspected of terrorism offences would face minimum jail terms of 14 years under proposed legislation. Under the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, introduced to Parliament today, the standard of proof for terrorism prevention and investigation measures (Tpims) imposed on individuals who a

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Dr Kasey McCall Smith is a senior lecturer in public international law at Edinburgh University. She first travelled to Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in 2016 and has returned nine times since as part of a project examining the effects of torture on fair trial rights. In 2017 I wrote a piece for

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned that plans to extend jail terms for terrorists could make them more dangerous upon release, The Times reports. Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said inmates could be exposed to “worse influences” in prison t

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Senior academics from across the UK have signed a letter in support of the prisoner reintegration programme Learning Together following the terrorist attack on London Bridge. In the letter, published by The Times, the authors say the Cambridge University programme "has been one of the few true succe

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The UK government should review the system by which public places are assessed as possible targets for terrorists following the London Bridge attack, the Chief Coroner for England and Wales has said. Eight people were killed two years ago when three men drove into pedestrians on the bridge before st

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A man who was jailed at the age of 14 for encouraging another to murder Australian police officers has been granted anonymity for life. Judges in the High Court of England and Wales ruled that he would suffer "serious harm" if he were publicly named.

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New laws that have come into effect today mean that British citizens taking up residence in foreign terror zones could be jailed for up to 10 years. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 creates a criminal offence of entering or remaining in a “designated area” overseas.

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