This paper (jointly authored with Professor Stuart Macdonald) concludes that OFCOMâ€™s proposed powers to tackle terrorism content (in particular Islamic State content) are currently too limited, and suggests changes to the Online Safety Bill.
Online Safety Bill public private
This Note sets out some of the hidden implications, if the IRGC was proscribed as a terrorist organisation under the Terrorism Act 2000.
IRGC Note Jan 23
Response to Northern Ireland Office consultation
IRTL response to NJT consultation (Nov 2022)
Response to OFCOM consultation on illegal content
IRTL OFCOM Response (1)
Note on two aspects of the NS Bill currently before Parliament.
NS Bill Pt 3 Note
A Note on why the incorporation of terrorism legislation into the current draft of Online Safety Bill is ineffective.
Re OSB and Terrorism Legislation
Key point concerns interaction between ‘small boats’, proposed new immigration offence, and self-incrimination.
220401 Response Sched 7 Code Consultation
The Sentencing Council is consulting on its amended guidelines following changes made by the Counter-Terrorism Sentencing Act 2021.
2111010 Response to Sentencing Council
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is consulting on abolishing the separate office of Biometrics Commissioner. The quasi-judicial function of the Biometrics Commissioner is one of the safeguards applying to examinations at ports and the Northern Ireland border under Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000.
Biometrics Consultation Response
Support for the regime but caveat about legal aid position
IRTL re TPIM Act 2011