Speech to Global Counterterrorism Forum on 21 April 2021:
Terrorism Acts in 2019 is available online here
In view of the proposed changes to how terrorist offenders are sentenced and released, I hope this detailed summary is helpful in explaining the current legal position.
I delivered this talk at the Israel Democracy Institute’s Security and Democracy conference in Jerusalem, on 26 November 2019.
On 22 October 2019 the Sentencing Council opened a consultation on proposed amendments to its Terrorism Offences Guideline, used by judges sentencing terrorism offences in England and Wales.
This follows the recent increases to sentences for certain terrorism offences under the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. The consultation closes on 3 December 2019.
The consultation document is here.
Speech as delivered to Royal Service United Institute (RUSI)
On 22 July 2019 the Northern Ireland Office opened a consultation on a new draft Code of Practice for the video recording of interviews of persons detained under section 41 of, or Schedule 7 to, the Terrorism Act 2000 at police stations in Northern Ireland. Section 41 contains the power to arrest suspected terrorists. Schedule 7 contains the power to examine travellers at ports and borders. The consultation closes on 14 October 2019.
The consultation document and new draft Code of Practice is here.